Ron DeSantis is resuming his presidential campaign.
He paused his campaign to respond to Hurricane Idalia.
With the storm surge subsiding and Floridians getting their power back, Gov. Ron DeSantis is gearing up for a return to the campaign trail after putting a pause on things to respond to Hurricane Idalia.
“We are eager to get back to the early states, I think Iowans are seeing a true leader,” said DeSantis Campaign Manager James Uthmeier during an interview with Fox News last week.
DeSantis’ team is already boasting the governor’s hurricane handling with photos and videos on social media, one a mashup of people lauding the emergency response.
“The governor is doing a good job on emergency management, and he has since coming into office,” U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Parkland, is quoted as saying.
Donald Trump’s lead over Ron DeSantis has doubled since April.
But DeSantis’s return to the campaign spotlight comes after a Wall Street Journal poll found that Trump’s lead over the governor has nearly doubled since April.
According to the survey, 59 percent of Republicans said Trump was their first choice, with DeSantis trailing at 13 percent.
On top of that, a CNN poll released Tuesday found that 52 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters said they supported Trump, compared to 18 percent of voters who said the same about DeSantis.