Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Ends 2024 Presidential Bid, Endorses Trump Ahead of New Hampshire Primary
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspends his 2024 Republican presidential campaign just before the New Hampshire primary, endorsing Donald Trump. DeSantis, failing to gain traction, leaves Trump and Nikki Haley as the last major contenders.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the suspension of his 2024 Republican presidential campaign, withdrawing just before the New Hampshire primary. In a surprising turn, he endorsed former President Donald Trump, acknowledging the majority of Republican primary voters’ desire to give Trump another chance.
The move leaves Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley as the primary contenders in the race ahead of the New Hampshire Republican primary. DeSantis, who aimed to be a serious challenger to Trump, fell short of expectations, leading to his exit from the race.
In a video posted on social media, DeSantis expressed his support for Trump and criticized Nikki Haley, stating, “We can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”
Haley responded during a campaign stop in Seabrook, N.H., acknowledging DeSantis’s race and wishing him well. The latest polling indicates Trump leading with 50% of the state’s Republican vote, Haley at 39%, and DeSantis at just 6%. The dynamics of the race have intensified as Trump’s dominance remains unchallenged, setting the stage for a critical contest in the GOP.