Ron DeSantis New York-bound as 2024 buzz continues

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The New York trip continues a robust travel schedule for DeSantis.

Gov. Ron DeSantis will have a New York state of mind next week, as he is bound for Buffalo to hobnob with Republicans in his latest out-of-state political trip.

The Buffalo News broke the story about a Tuesday fundraiser at Sinatra’s Restaurant in Buffalo.

“Those hosting the fundraiser include businessman Gerry Buchheit; Rochester fundraiser Loren Flaum; Charles P. Joyce of Wellsville, a member of the Republican National Committee; state GOP Chairman Nicholas A. Langworthy; and Buffalo developer Nick Sinatra,” the outlet wrote.

The New York trip continues a robust travel schedule for DeSantis, who the Buffalo News touts as a “potential Presidential candidate.” Days ago, DeSantis made a foray to Texas for the same purpose.

The travel comes as at least one poll suggests Republican voters may be cooling on DeSantis’ Presidential prospects.

Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence was the non-Trump favorite in a poll of 490 Republican registered voters surveyed by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and the Harris Poll on Sept. 15 and 16. Pence was the choice of 32% of those polled in a field without Trump, while just 20% picked DeSantis.

Though DeSantis seems to be keeping the travel schedule of someone who wants desperately to be in the 2024 conversation, he has affected coyness when asked about a potential candidacy.

“All the speculation about me is purely manufactured. I just do my job … I hear all this stuff, and honestly, it’s nonsense,” DeSantis said about the “rumors” during an early-September press conference.

That reporter got an answer, at least. Weeks back, DeSantis ignored four separate questions from Florida Politics about a trip to New Jersey for political fundraising.

A recent Vanity Fair piece quoted the Governor as saying he wouldn’t campaign openly until after winning reelection in 2022.  Meanwhile, questions abound about whether DeSantis could even carry Florida if he was atop the ticket.

A recent Quinnipiac Poll suggests nearly 60% of Floridians don’t want him to run for President.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


11 comments

  • PeterH

    September 23, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    60% don’t want DeSantis as president…… raise your hand if you don’t want him for Governor? LOL

    • Alex

      September 23, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      (Raises hand)

      • Evan Miller

        September 24, 2021 at 7:53 am

        Alex would rather have a gay drug addict that was under investigation by the FBI during his campaign for governor.

        • PeterH

          September 24, 2021 at 8:37 am

          Donald Duck would be a better Governor. Actually…. almost anyone would be better. Has DeSantis ever apologized for his protégé’s attempted coup on January 6th…. Or are Republicans just delivering Trump another mulligan?

  • Kathy

    September 23, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Both hands raised!

  • Professor Emeritus

    September 23, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    We are counting the dead bodies he is creating. Looks like he presied over abut 8000 totally unnecessary deaths in August and Could be more in September. Very few mass killers make it to the White House.
    Yes I know his devoted Florida sycophants are in denial. But the rest of the country is not Stupid

  • Tom

    September 23, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Sick decrepit Dem A Dolts.
    Haters, that are deranged.
    DeSantis the best!
    Must be awfully scared of him.
    Your POTUS & Vp now down to 38% approval.
    Surrender abroad, surrender on illegals, border invasion. Surrender on jobs, 8.5 million not working and 11 million job openings.
    Surrender on reckless spending, what a joke.

    6 Senate seats and 40 plus House seats flipping. LMAO. Get ready.

  • rass

    September 24, 2021 at 7:17 am

    “honestly, it’s nonsense” – any time a politician has to qualify a statement with “honesty ” it’s clear that he or she is a LIAR. Only a fool would believe that DeSatan doesn’t want to be President. What does flying around the U.S. have to do with governing Florida? Duh. I hope he stays in New York, he’s an embarrassment to my beloved Florida.

  • PeterH

    September 24, 2021 at 7:31 am

    60% of Florida voters don’t want DeSantis as president! He’s done enough damage right here in Florida!

  • Harold Finch

    September 24, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Wouldn’i it be wonderful if the Jackass DeSantis just stayed in Buffalo!!!!

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