DeSantis, After Distant Second In Iowa, Ends His Presidential Campaign

Undated — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has suspended his presidential campaign, just six days after finishing a distant second to former President Trump in the Iowa Caucuses.

DeSantis made his announcement Sunday afternoon in a video posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. With the New Hampshire Primary coming up on Tuesday, DeSantis said he could not ask his supporters to volunteer their time and money if there was not a clear path to victory. A month ago, DeSantis was predicting he’d win the Iowa Caucuses. DeSantis and political action committees supporting his campaign spent 35 million dollars in Iowa and he visited each of Iowa’s 99 counties

DeSantis, in announcing his endorsement of Trump, mentioned he had signed a pledge to honor the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. Governor Kim Reynolds, who endorsed DeSantis in November, has also been saying she’ll back Trump if he’s the nominee.

Reynolds made her comments Friday on “Iowa Press” on Iowa PBS.


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