Ron DeSantis to visit Greensboro, NC Friday
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are also slated to speak.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will swing through the Tar Heel State Friday, with a planned visit at the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention.

DeSantis is expected to appear at 6:30 p.m.

The convention, held at the Koury Convention Center, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Former President Donald Trump is expected to attend on Saturday for the Grand Old Party Dinner, while DeSantis will headline the Old North State Dinner.

DeSantis is officially a candidate for President in 2024 and trails the former President in most polls of the Republican Primary.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, announced his run for President Wednesday, will also be at the convention. He’ll headline the First in Freedom Lunch on Saturday, arguably a less posh time slot for Trump’s former No. 2.

Other speakers at the convention include Ralph Reed, founder and chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition; and Paul Newby, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Reed will speak at the Sunday Prayer Breakfast on Sunday while Newby will speak at the Judicial Victory Fund Breakfast on Saturday.

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  • Dr. Franklin Waters

    June 7, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    DeSantis’ approval rating is in a tailspin, and he’ll be completely irrelevant out of politics in 2 years. Mark my words.

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 8, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Ron DeSantis having Florida’s Resign to Run and Sunshine laws changed specially to exempt him, that’s a big ole’ confession that Ron can’t get the job done with special handling outreach from the entire village. What would Ron do in DC without the ability to self-exempt all the rules he doesn’t want to play fair by? Reacharound Rhonda, the fine folks of Greesnsboro NC see right though you.

  • Look to Greensboro NC

    June 8, 2023 at 8:07 am

    Will idiot Rhonda tell people in Greensboro NC that he looks to Greensboro NC to see how it’s done? Will he tell them Greensboro NC reminds him of Florida? It depends. Rhonda will do whatever Casey Anthony DeSantis tells him to do. If she tells him to wear his white boots to a campaign speech so he doesn’t get splinters from the stump, Rhonda will do it.

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