Ron DeSantis camp continues ‘drive toward victory’ in Iowa

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The Governor's camp believes Trump has 'shot himself in the foot' in the Hawkeye State.

The presidential campaign of Ron DeSantis continues to crow about its standing in the Hawkeye State.

Donald Trump has shot himself in the foot in Iowa and opened the door, and Ron DeSantis is about to kick it down. The hard work the Governor is putting in now to complete the ‘Full Grassley’ is going to pay dividends in the long-run and allow us to drive toward victory,” wrote spokesman Andrew Romeo.

The DeSantis team’s confidence that Iowa is a “two-man race” is rooted in Trump’s Make America Great Again super PAC spending again against the Governor in Iowa, after taking a break from expenditures during the summer.

The Romeo memo also notes that DeSantis, who is still actively serving as Florida Governor, has devoted himself to reaching Hawkeye State voters.

“DeSantis grasped the importance of winning Iowa early and has rarely been outside its borders for long since starting his campaign. He vowed to visit all 99 of the state’s counties, and he has made it to 58 so far, throwing baseballs with his kids, visiting rural county fairs and posing for selfies with voters.”

The Governor’s Iowa position is a matter of debate, but one DeSantis pollster’s latest read on the race shows the Governor with more than 20% support.

The triumphant tone of the Romeo dispatch is matched by a memo/press release released last week by DeSantis Campaign Manager James Uthmeier, who is on sabbatical from his official position as Chief of Staff, about Wednesday night’s debate of most GOP candidates (except Trump) in California.

“As we head into the second primary debate on Wednesday evening, we are excited to build on last month’s strong performance in Milwaukee and take advantage of another opportunity for Ron DeSantis to deliver his message to millions of Americans across the country who are just now beginning to tune in to the race,” Uthmeier wrote.

“The fundamentals of this battle for the GOP nomination have not changed since the last debate. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate that can beat both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and we are the only campaign built for the long haul in terms of resources and organization. When pressed, the media and D.C. politicians privately admit to this as well.”

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


  • JD

    September 25, 2023 at 11:06 am

    How much energy does it take for the DeSantis camp to deny they lost? I imposter syndrome must be immense.

    God, I hope the campaign crew is well paid to shill stuff they must know is a proverbial “fart in the skillet” pollical campaign.

    Or do they believe their own BS and lost causes? Because if so, then we really need to have a conversation about votes of no confidence due to lack of competence.

    • Julia

      September 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm

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  • PeterH

    September 25, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    The trifecta of American radicalism Trump, DeSantis and Ramaswamy will never be elected nationally to any position of authority!

  • Richard Russell

    September 25, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    His continued presence in the Primary campaign will drive him completely out of politics in the future.

  • PeterH

    September 25, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    There are two excellent articles near the top of the Politico thread today that indicate top GOP funders who were hoping for ANY GOP Primary candidate other than Trump to float to the top……are withdrawing ALL funding for ALL GOP hopefuls because of Trump’s perceived win in the primaries.

    This means big financial problems for the GOP in the General Election! After Trump wins the Primary Election in November the GOP will be forced to to fund television ads and rallies for a grifting, twice impeached, four times indicted, anti-Ukraine aid, military hating, misogynist as their only candidate of popular choice.

    GOP House and Senate candidate’s will be forced to kiss Trump’s hand …. complicating their electability.

  • JR

    September 25, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Ron DeSantis and his team are so delusional.

    • My Take

      September 25, 2023 at 11:06 pm

      With a Russia-loving military-despising GOP now I have to wonder whether I’m now deluding.

  • zdlig quott

    October 4, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    why settle for a mini-mussolini in DeFascist, when der Fuhrer is still on the menu

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