According to his campaign, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will make a major push through the early primary states of South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Iowa to launch his bid for the presidency.
DeSantis is scheduled to go to early primary states as a part of what has been nicknamed the “Our Great American Comeback” tour. DeSantis officially declared his presidential campaign on social media this week.
Nearly a week after his unorthodox introduction on Twitter Spaces, which originally encountered technical issues, his actual “campaign kickoff” will take place.
Tuesday, May 30, the launch takes place in Des Moines, Iowa. DeSantis will go to Sioux City, Pella, Council Bluffs, and Cedar Rapids the next day.
DeSantis is scheduled to travel to New Hampshire on June 1 and stop in the city of Manchester, the town of Laconia, as well as Rochester, and Salem. DeSantis will arrive in South Carolina on June 2 and make his way to Beaufort, Lexington, and then Greenville.
In a press statement sent via email, Generra Peck, DeSantis’ campaign manager said that the governor’s team is “laser-focused on delivering Governor DeSantis’ forward-thinking vision for rebuilding America to every possible supporter in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina.”
“In order to secure victory in those early nominating states, our campaign is dedicated to investing the necessary time. No one will put in more effort than Governor DeSantis to communicate his message to the nation; he has only just started the battle,” Peck said.
Notably, recent polling indicates that the Florida governor will have a tough challenge in these early primary states. For instance, a recent Emerson College poll found that former President Trump had a 42-point advantage in the early primary state.
In a recent poll conducted by National Research Inc. that looked at the campaign in New Hampshire, Trump had a 19-point advantage against DeSantis, and in a study conducted by Winthrop University in April, Trump had a 21-point advantage in South Carolina.
During a news conference, DeSantis made it clear that his previous disregard for polls was issue-based.
“One of the points I make about being governor is that, to this day, I have never surveyed the public to determine whether or not they agree with me on a particular topic. Simply said, I don’t believe it is beneficial.” Before briefly addressing Trump’s advantage in the polls, he said, “I don’t believe that it’s something that should motivate a leader.”
“If the previous president wasn’t in charge, I would be startled. He was the president of the United States and is one of the most well-known persons in the world,” he said before seeming upbeat.