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  • Marco Rubio endorses Donald Trump for President

    01/14/2024 1:33:05 PM PST · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 1.14.24 | A.G. Gancarski
    'It’s time to get on with the work of beating Biden & saving America.' One day before Florida’s Governor participates in the Iowa caucuses, the state’s senior Senator is endorsing Donald Trump. “It’s time to get on with the work of beating Biden & saving America,” asserted Marco Rubio Sunday, in a clear blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis. “When Trump was in WH I achieved major policies I had worked on for years (like expanded Child Tax Credit & tough sanctions on regime in Cuba & Venezuela) because we had a President who didn’t cave to special interests or let...
  • Logo Subscribe Doug Burgum becomes first 2024 candidate to endorse Donald Trump

    01/14/2024 1:08:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1.14.24 | Emily Jacobs
    North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who challenged former President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination until late last year, announced a surprise endorsement of his former competitor on Sunday, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. Burgum, who opted against being critical of the former president during his own 2024 bid, made the announcement at Trump’s Sunday afternoon rally in Indianola, located in suburban Des Moines, while on stage with his wife Kathryn. “Today, I’m here to do something that none of the other presidential primary candidates have done, and that’s endorse Donald J. Trump for the president of the...
  • @LarryHogan endorses @NikkiHaley on #CNNSOTU: "It's time for the party to get behind Nikki Haley."

    01/14/2024 10:16:17 AM PST · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    X ^ | 1.14.24 | CNNSOTU
    Former Gov. @LarryHogan endorses @NikkiHaley on #CNNSOTU: "It's time for the party to get behind Nikki Haley."
  • Ron DeSantis' PAC donates thousands to Iowa legislators who endorsed him

    01/04/2024 5:54:18 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 4, 2024 | Alex Tabet, Alec Hernandez
    Great American Comeback, the leadership PAC aligned with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign, has donated nearly $100,000 to a slate of Iowa legislators who have endorsed the governor’s White House bid, according to Iowa campaign finance records. At least 14 of the 42 Iowa state legislators who have endorsed DeSantis received donations from the leadership PAC, ranging in individual sums from $2,500 to $15,000. The first donations were made in early October, followed by several more in November and another three in December, the campaign finance records show. Earlier this summer, DeSantis’ allies linked Great American Comeback to Team...
  • Paul Ryan Caught Trying to Steer Endorsements to Nikki Haley

    12/01/2023 10:54:41 AM PST · by backpacker_c · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 1, 2023 | Hannah Bleau Knudsen
    According to a tidbit from Politico Playbook, Ryan made a pitch for Haley to Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), chairman of the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, over text during a flight to D.C. According to the outlet, which reviewed photographs of the text messages, Ryan wrote, “I think now is the time for a guy like you to endorse.” The Fox News board member has long stood as an opponent of Trump, predicting in October 2022 that Trump would not be the Republican nominee in 2024. “Trump’s unelectability will be...
  • Ron DeSantis Says Endorsements Shouldn’t Be Criticized; Campaign Promptly Complains of AFP Backing Haley

    11/28/2023 2:04:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said Monday night that candidates do not “always have to lash out” and levy attacks when a rival receives an endorsement, but his campaign did exactly that hours later on Tuesday morning. When news broke that Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP), which reportedly plans to spend millions of dollars in the GOP primary, endorsed former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) for president on Tuesday morning, the DeSantis campaign issued a press release rife with sarcasm that was critical of Haley, former President Donald Trump, and the AFP.
  • Chip Roy makes 2024 endorsement clear: ‘I proudly fight for Ron DeSantis’

    11/25/2023 11:44:13 AM PST · by backpacker_c · 72 replies
    thehill ^ | Nov 25, 2023 | Steff Danielle Thomas
    “I stand 100% alongside this wonderful woman & her husband, @RonDeSantis, because they are truly good & decent people,” Roy posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, in response to a tweet from Florida first lady Casey DeSantis. “America needs THAT again.”
  • Iowa Conservative Leader Mired in Controversy After Rick Santorum Endorsement [2011]

    11/24/2023 2:02:08 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 23, 2011 | Shushannah Walshe and Michael Falcone
    By ABC News December 23, 2011 ABC News' Shushannah Walshe and Michael Falcone report: DAVENPORT, Iowa - An Iowa Christian conservative leader who bestowed his highly sought-after endorsement on presidential candidate Rick Santorum this week is now at the center of a controversy over whether he asked for cash in exchange for his public support. Less than 48-hours after receiving the backing of Bob Vander Plaats, the head of the prominent evangelical group The Family Leader, Santorum disclosed that the prominent Iowan told him he needed money to make the most out of the endorsement. And sources familiar with talks...
  • DeSantis wields coveted Kim Reynolds endorsement in second Iowa ad

    11/16/2023 2:15:24 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 32 replies
    Washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov 15, 2023 | Julia Hohnson
    In the 30-second spot, "Endorsement," DeSantis's campaign touted the popular governor's support. "We need someone who puts this country first and not himself," Reynolds says in footage from a recent rally. the television spot is only DeSantis's second ad of the cycle. It's unclear how large of an effect Reynolds's endorsement will have, if any. However, she is expected to put her political might and resources behind the Florida governor and join him on the campaign trail.
  • DeSantis accuses RNC of doing Trump's 'bidding' with threats to punish 2024 candidates

    11/11/2023 1:41:33 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 73 replies
    foxnews ^ | Nov 11, 2023 | Kyle Morris
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) threatened to prevent GOP presidential candidates from taking part in future party-sanctioned debates if they engaged in an open-press event in Iowa next week, drawing backlash from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Prior to the agreement over the format of the forum, in an Oct. 28 letter to the respective presidential campaigns the RNC Counsel's Office said that any candidate who participates in the Nov. 17 Des Moines event would violate their pledge to not participate in non-RNC-sanctioned primary debates. "The Forum is NOT a debate," he wrote in a post to X. "Thus, the RNC...
  • Ben Carson endorses Trump 2024 at Iowa rally

    10/29/2023 3:59:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 10/29/23 6:16 PM ET | SARAH FORTINSKY
    Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson endorsed former President Trump in a speech in Iowa on Sunday. Ahead of Trump’s scheduled address, Carson introduced the leading 2024 GOP presidential candidate as “my friend and your friend, and a friend of America.” “As I stand here today, I want to offer my most confident and full endorsement of Donald J. Trump,” said Carson, who ran for president in 2016 and then served in Trump’s administration. “Donald Trump believes in our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to keep and bear arms,” he added. “So...
  • Donald Trump Endorses Pro-Life Congressman Jim Jordan for House Speaker

    10/06/2023 6:34:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    Life News ^ | October 6, 2023 | Steven Ertelt
    Former President Donald Trump endorsed pro-life Republican Rep. Jim Jordan’s bid for Speaker of the House early on Friday. “He will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!” Trump posted. “Just had a great conversation with President Trump about the Speaker’s race,” Congressman Troy Nehls posted on Twitter Thursday evening. “He is endorsing Jim Jordan, and I believe Congress should listen to the leader of our party. I fully support Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.” Jordan launched a campaign to become Speaker of the House just one day after Kevin McCarthy...
  • Liz Cheney cheers Kevin McCarthy removal, warns of Jim Jordan ascension

    10/05/2023 5:26:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 5, 2023 | Ryan King
    Former Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney welcomed Kevin McCarthy’s ouster as House speaker this week, castigating him as “unfit” for the role. “Kevin McCarthy is absolutely unfit to be speaker,” Cheney, 57, said in remarks at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night. When asked, Cheney said she would have joined the eight Republicans who backed ejecting McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his position had she still been in the House of Representatives. Cheney also lauded House Democrats’ decision not to bail McCarthy out as “principled and honorable,” arguing that he eroded trust with them. “Kevin McCarthy, at every moment over the course of...
  • DeSantis says Jordan and Scalise are 'both good guys'

    10/04/2023 4:51:03 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 4, 2023 | Emma Barnett and Zoë Richards
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had positive things to say today about Scalise and Jordan when asked about their respective speaker bids, but he stopped short of saying who he would prefer to see in the top House post. "I know both of those guys," DeSantis, a Republican presidential candidate, said of his former House colleagues. "They’re both good guys." In his remarks to reporters at an event in Greenville, South Carolina, DeSantis spoke in broad terms about what the next speaker needs to do. "You can’t just say, continue business as usual. You got to be somebody that understands we...
  • Jeb Bush: thank you, Bermuda ("I would like to see Gavin Newsom run against Ron DeSantis.") ---

    09/21/2023 4:00:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 161 replies
    Royalgazette ^ | Sep 21, 2023 | Richard Meyer, Assistant Business Editor
    Jeb Bush wasted no time expressing his gratitude to Bermuda and its reinsurance market during the 62nd General Assembly & Annual Meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. [cut] The remarks were made during a wideranging and freewheeling “fireside chat” with the former governor, his son George P. Bush and Thomas Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Miami International Holdings, which owns the Bermuda Stock Exchange. [cut] “I am worried about his [President Biden] age. We have a problem in our country. We have a lot of people who are past their prime who...
  • Meghan McCain Asks GOP Candidates to Drop Out for 'Don and Ron' Race She Wants DeSantis to Win

    09/18/2023 2:23:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Western Journal ^ | September 18, 2023 | Carson Choate
    Meghan McCain believes that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would have much higher polling numbers if other GOP presidential candidates would drop out of the race, thereby leaving it between him and former President Donald Trump.McCain, the daughter of former Arizona Sen. John McCain and a former co-host of “The View,” made her proposal in a Sunday Op-Ed for the U.K.’s Daily Mail.As she explained, polling data shows Trump with a significant lead over his closest challenger. The RealClearPolitics polling average puts the former president at 46.0 percent compared with 15.8 percent for DeSantis.“It’s make or break time, America,” McCain wrote....
  • MEGHAN MCCAIN: Relentless forces arrayed against Ron DeSantis smear him - because they fear him. But I'll take this proven executive over the aging politicos failing America

    09/17/2023 10:00:46 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 56 replies
    Dailymail ^ | Sept 17, 2023 | Meghan Mccain
    It's make or break time, America. President Donald Trump leads Governor Ron DeSantis, his closest competitor, by up to 50 percentage points. Let's be clear about what DeSantis is up against. He's splitting the 'anyone but Trump vote' with seven other GOP candidates. But there is a way through – just listen to New Hampshire's Republican Governor Chris Sununu. 'If seven of those candidates have the discipline to get out, Trump loses,' Sununu said in a new interview this week. 'Make it a one-on-one race, Trump loses. There's no question about it.' So here we go: a plea to the...
  • Trump campaign calls Iraq veteran ‘lily-livered’ for flipping to DeSantis

    07/14/2023 12:37:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/2023 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Former President Trump’s campaign described Iowa State Senator Jeff Reichman (R) as “lily-livered,” for flipping his endorsement to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) following Trump’s attack on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) earlier this week. In a statement to The Hill, Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung stated, “There is no room for weak-kneed and lily-livered people on Team Trump.”
  • Riley Gaines receives award at DeSantis’ rally and the left melts down

    06/02/2023 8:59:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 06/02/2023 | JustMindy
    Yesterday, acclaimed women’s activist Riley Gaines announced her endorsement of Ron DeSantis. Today, she appeared with DeSantis and his wife for a South Carolina rally. Riley has worked hard to stand against biological men participating in female sporting competition. She faced this issue first hand when a biological male decided to identify as female, change his name to Lia and compete in women’s swimming.Made it to Greenville SC, where hundreds are filing into the convention center for @RonDeSantis’ final SC event of this swing. Things kick off in 20 minutes. Expected here is ex-collegiate swimmer/transgender sports inclusion opponent @Riley_Gaines_ who...
  • Riley Gaines Praises Ron DeSantis as a Leader Who Has ‘Drawn the Line,’ Protected Women’s Sports

    06/02/2023 8:31:34 PM PDT · by thegagline · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | 06/02/2023 | Ryan Mills
    All-American college swimmer Riley Gaines, who has become an outspoken opponent of biological men being allowed to compete in women’s athletics, praised Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis on Friday as a leader “who knows how do to the right thing.” Gaines endorsed the Florida governor for president on Thursday and introduced him at a Friday night rally in Greenville, in the deep-red upstate region of South Carolina. Florida and South Carolina have both passed laws banning transgender women — biological men — from competing in women’s sports. South Carolina passed its law last month. Gaines said DeSantis “has tackled these...