Republican primary voters will go to the polls early next year. One of the first states to assign delegates to candidates is Iowa.
Major Republican candidates have been spending considerable time in Iowa. They have attended games, spoken at conferences, and hosted rallies.
But only one Republican landed what could be a deciding prize: the endorsement of Iowa’s conservative governor.
From Daily Wire:
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is reportedly set to endorse Florida Governor Ron DeSantis this week to be the next president of the United States.
NBC News said that the endorsement from Reynolds — who is viewed as more favorable by Republicans in the state than any of the Republican presidential candidates — was a “major boost” for the DeSantis campaign, while the Des Moines Register said it was “an enormous win.”
Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds will endorse Ron DeSantis for president. Reynolds is considered the most influential Republican in the state. And, according to reports, she is liked more than any of the Republican candidates running for president.
Experts stated that Reynolds’ endorsement could be a major factor for voters. Previously, the governor had said she would not publicly endorse anyone before the Iowa caucuses. But something must have changed since then.
Donald Trump continues to enjoy a large polling lead over his GOP rivals. It is possible that Reynolds’ endorsement of DeSantis will tip the scales in the Floridian’s favor. Undecided Iowans might shift their support to DeSantis, now that Reynolds has backed him.
Regardless, this is a major win for the DeSantis campaign, which has been feverishly fighting Trump for months. Trump has long attacked Gov. DeSantis, even before he announced his campaign.
Trump has been merciless in his attacks against a former ally. But this new development might undermine his support in Iowa. Voters who were considering Trump might turn to DeSantis, thanks to their governor’s decision.
DeSantis has claimed that he has more commitments from people who will support him in the caucus than “the last few Republicans” who won the state’s primary at this point in the race. We’ll see how successful he is, in a few months.
- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will endorse Ron DeSantis for president.
- Iowa is one of the first states to vote in the presidential primaries.
- DeSantis is second in polling behind Trump in most GOP polls.
Source: Daily Wire