Mike Pompeo Withdraws from the Republican Presidential Nomination Race, While Ron DeSantis Appears to Be Taking Steps to Prepare for a Possible Presidential Run
Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State under President Donald Trump, has announced that he will not be running for president against his former boss. In contrast, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis seems to be taking steps to prepare for a possible presidential run.
According to the Q1 2023 expenditure report of the Florida Republican Party, about two dozen campaign employees for DeSantis’ 2022 campaign are currently being paid by the party. Although DeSantis has been evasive about his presidential aspirations, his actions tell a different story.
The Florida GOP’s hiring of speechwriter Nate Hochman and former DeSantis congressional aide Dustin Carmack was already known, but the wider staffing approach of the DeSantis team had not been reported before.
It remains to be seen who will be the Republican nominee, but the race is already heating up. What’s clear is that the GOP needs a candidate who can offer real solutions to the problems that plague the nation.