No one has officially declared that they will run for President of the United States in 2024. But that doesn’t stop anyone from speculating. The most speculation surrounds Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis on the Republican side, and Joe Biden on the Democrat side. Right now, based on the donors on the Republican side, the odds are favoring DeSantis.
Republican donors are seeking a “credible alternative” to Donald Trump and they appear to be leaning toward Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, reports the Independent. While DeSantis is currently seeking another term as Governor of Florida, there is a lot of speculation that he is concurrently planning a run for the White House. “A Reuters analysis of DeSantis’ social media ads shows he has dramatically expanded his out-of-state ads in recent months, an indicator, say some political analysts, that he may be laying the groundwork for a national campaign,” reports Yahoo! News.
Of course, DeSantis is popular outside of Florida as well as inside, and he may just be seeking donations from out of state.
Eric Levine, a major GOP fundraiser, has said that the information that has come from the Jan 6 investigation has unnerved many Republican donors regarding Donald Trump. They are moving toward throwing their money behind DeSantis. Plus, several others have hinted that they may throw their hats in the ring, including Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, Tom Cotton, Larry Hogan, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz.
Just between Trump and DeSantis, a recent poll has DeSantis with a slight lead now, whereas he was way behind Trump a few months ago.
Having the most donors, or donors who can donate the most money is the most important thing when running for political office. If Trump’s donors are jumping off of his ship and onto DeSantis’, it is very telling about what will happen in 2024. Of course, Trump is and always has been an outlier so you never know for sure what he will do, regardless of what the donors do. Who do you want to run in 2024?