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DeSantis Pitches Republicans Looking to Move From Trump

  • Florida governor and former president spoke at GOP meeting
  • DeSantis says Florida is model and he’s ‘only begun to fight’
Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantisPhotographer: Ronda Churchill/Bloomberg
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Ron DeSantis painted a picture of his conservative governorship of Florida as a nationwide model for Republican faithful, seeking to reaffirm a burgeoning GOP wing calling for him to take the party’s reins from Donald Trump.

DeSantis didn’t mention the former president or the 2024 presidential race he’s widely expected to enter in a speech on Saturday night at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting in Las Vegas. But he detailed the extent of his landslide re-election victory on Nov. 8 and his record that includes fighting coronavirus restrictions and so-called “woke” ideology.