Ron DeSantis says he might get a ‘sublease’ in South Carolina for presidential bid
Image via Ron DeSantis campaign.

'Maybe my wife and I will get a little sublease somewhere and bring the kids and just kind of enjoy.'

Those with short-term rentals in South Carolina shouldn’t be surprised to hear from Florida’s Governor. He may be looking for a crash pad.

During a press conference in the Columbia area, Ron DeSantis said he might get a “sublease” so he can spend more time in the Palmetto State chasing votes in the state’s Presidential Primary.

“Maybe my wife and I will get a little sublease somewhere and bring the kids and just kind of enjoy,” DeSantis said, promising that Palmetto State Republicans would see “a lot of us — or a lot of me, at least.”

DeSantis, who has been largely absent from Florida in recent weeks since launching his presidential campaign, told the audience that South Carolina voters would respond to his record of accomplishment in the Sunshine State.

“I also think that you have a lot of folks in South Carolina who want to see results. They want to see you be able to stand up, hold your ground and fight back against the people that are destroying this country. Nobody has done that more than me with what we’ve done in Florida since I’ve been Governor,” DeSantis said.

“I mean, you want to talk about ‘woke,’ we’ve beat the ‘woke’ and the schools and the corporations and the bureaucracy all across the board,” he added. “We fight and we win and I think we’re in a situation here where voters are sick of the excuses, they’re sick of the sloganeering and they want to see a President go in there.”

DeSantis also noted Florida and South Carolina share a love for the military.

“What state cares more about active duty, military and veterans more than South Carolina? I mean, there may be some up there. Florida is probably a competitor.”

DeSantis has ground to make up in the state, according to the Race to the White House polling average. Donald Trump has 41% support, with DeSantis at 18%. In-state candidates Nikki Haley and Tim Scott are at 10% each, meanwhile.

There is precedent for DeSantis subleasing for political purposes. During his last term in Congress, the Governor rented a home from former confidant Kent Stermon after redistricting rendered him politically homeless without moving into his remapped district south of Jacksonville.

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


  • Michael K

    July 18, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    South Carolina is the Florida of the Carolinas. Perhaps he will move there permanently and live with Lindsay Graham.

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  • Mimi

    July 18, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    The hell you will! Keep running for President and move into another state while calling yourself the Governor of Florida is total crap. Be a real boy 🤥, and leave your current position like everybody else does!!!!! YOU ARE NOTHING

  • My Take

    July 18, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    SC GOPers are as dumb as they come, but they are not particulary antigay or fascist or teeth-gnashing angry.

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 18, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Why doesn’t Rhonda just pray for a place to stay?

    Rhonda’s prayer is all powerful, according to their little hurricane diversion story.

    Rhonda has, as of yet, offered no explanation for why Rhonda allowed four Floridians to die preparing for a hurricane that was not going to arrive because Rhonda prayed it away.

    Maybe Jake Tapper can get it out of him.

    Jake: “Governor DeSantis, why did you let those four Floridians die while they were preparing needlessly for hurricane Dorian (2019) that you had prayed away?”
    Rhonda “Drag queens are scary”

    Jake: “Governor DeSantis, given that you prayed Hurricane Dorian (2019) away, why didn’t you cancel the evacuations that had been ordered? Why were evacuations ordered in the first place? You prayed away Hurricane Dorian (2019) prior to the storm even forming in the Atlantic. So why evacuate?”
    Rhonda: “Trans people in beauty pageants are SO UNFAIR”

    LOL @ Stupid Rhonda. I hope Jake Tapper demonstrates exactly how stupid Rhonda really is. Rhonda must have taken a lot of balls in the head in college. When he played Ivy League baseball on scholarship, I mean. Baseballs. BASEballs.

  • Stay in Mt Carmel

    July 18, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    I recommend Mt Carmel, SC to the DeSantis family for a wonderful place to stay when they are in SC.

    It’s a beautiful little town on lake Strom Thurmond. I know Ron and Casey will appreciate the lake’s totally un-woke name.

    There’s a wonderful little café there. It might be the perfect place for photo ops with real South Carolinian voters.

    If Ron eats first before the photo op, he could even flash a genuine smile because he would be very happy and satisfied with the food.

    • My Take

      July 18, 2023 at 2:11 pm

      That’s the general part of SC that historically has been the most violently racist.
      Queen Rhonda could bask in the past.

  • Martin

    July 18, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Maybe he should get himself back to florida and deal with the home insurance crisis with a special session instead of being AWOL.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 20, 2023 at 9:32 am

      Rhonda won’t call a special session for ANYTHING, lest the Florida Legislature realize their mistake and undo the Resign to Run exemption for Rhonda.

      Ergo, hope there ain’t no hurricanes that require any special legislating, ’cause Rhonda is not going to risk losing their Resign to Run Revision that exempts them from the resignation everybody now recognizes would have been the right idea.

  • Lease a Sub

    July 20, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Don’t know about a sub-lease, but the DeSantis family should get in contact with OceanGate about leasing one of their deep dive subs.

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