Ron DeSantis bringing campaign to the heart of Texas today with six-city swing

Lone Star State donors will have six opportunities to see the Florida Governor next week.

Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is a distant second among Texas Republicans, but much of the state’s donor class is poised to back him nonetheless.

The Texas Tribune reports the Florida Governor has a six-city swing slated for the Lone Star State next week, where he will benefit from events priced at $3,300 per person at the minimum, with $13,200 per couple if the donors pony up for both the Primary and General Elections.

DeSantis will visit Midland on June 7, then Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston on June 8, and will close out the trip in The Woodlands and Austin on June 9. Expect big donations from not just the oil industry, but also commercial real estate.

The donors have more confidence in DeSantis than Texas Republicans themselves, who still back Donald Trump by big margins.

In a hypothetical two-way Primary, a May Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation survey shows Trump up over DeSantis, 57% to 36%.

In a Defend Texas Liberty PAC survey conducted by CWS Research from April 29 through May 1, the Florida Governor has just 16% support in a Primary field. Trump leads with 54%.

A survey of 436 likely GOP Primary voters conducted April 24-27 by McLaughlin and Associates shows DeSantis mustering just 16% in a crowded field.

An Emerson College poll in the field in April also has DeSantis 46 points behind Trump, with Trump drawing 62%.

The Trump campaign has paid some attention to Texas.

Trump held a rally earlier this year in the West Texas town of Waco, where the former President devoted part of the speech to denunciations of “Ron DeSanctimonious.”

In the span of five minutes, Trump touched on various themes, making the case that the Florida Governor, a runner-up to Trump in most polling, doesn’t measure up. He mentioned DeSantis’ previous positions on senior citizen entitlements, recounted the story of the brokered 2018 endorsement, and trashed DeSantis’ performance as Florida Governor.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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  • Earl Pitts American

    May 31, 2023 at 10:27 am

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  • Strickly"D"ley Cheeks

    May 31, 2023 at 10:59 am

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  • Dont Say FLA

    June 8, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Maybe Rhonda could run for Mayor of Austin TX to learn how to work in an environment more like D.C. where there’s Democrats that hold some power and you have to be able to work with that.

    Real governance is not just preaching to the choir like Rhonda used to do before he abandoned his Florida job without resigning to run but is quite delighted to keep taking taxpayer money, and now he gets to hide what he does with that money thanks to his personal exemption from the Sunshine’s State’s sunshine law.

  • PeterH

    June 8, 2023 at 11:23 am

    I hope the 2024 Republican Klown Kar is well lubricated and ready for this circus. I saw engineers feverishly installing Mike Pence as a hood ornament!

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