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DeSantis Seeks Crushing Victory in November With Eye Toward 2024

  • Florida governor faces Democrat Charlie Crist for re-election
  • Strategists say a loss or even a close win will hurt DeSantis
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Democratic Establishment Dominates NY Primary

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is heavily favored to cruise to a second term in the November general election, but anything less than a convincing win over Democrat Charlie Crist could spell doom for any 2024 presidential aspirations.

DeSantis, 43, hasn’t said he plans to run in 2024, but he will be seeking a dominant performance to maintain his status in polls as GOP voters’ preferred standard-bearer should former President Donald Trump decide against making a third White House bid. The election is also an opportunity for DeSantis to ward off other potential challengers.