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Matt Gaetz Pulls For New 2024 Candidate – He Thinks Florida Republican Governor DeSantis Will Jump In
By Ben Dutka|February 16, 2021
Matt Gaetz Pulls For New 2024 Candidate – He Thinks Florida Republican Governor DeSantis Will Jump In

Many Republicans and Conservatives are looking forward to the 2022 midterm elections. That’s when they hope to flip the House.

And a couple years later, they’ll try to get back into the White House. Possible candidates even include former President Donald Trump.

However, Republican Matt Gaetz just hinted at a surprise candidate for 2024.

A lot of names keep floating around the GOP sphere, including the likes of conservative pundit Candace Owens and even Ivanka Trump.

But it’s likely that we’ll see a high-profile governor make a run at the Oval Office.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) believes his state’s governor might do exactly that, and he could be a very well-received option.

Via The Daily Wire:

During a Fox News interview on Sunday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) seemed to suggest the country could see Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis run for president in 2024.

DeSantis had just appeared in a Fox interview, where he ripped President Joe Biden for his lax border policies.

He also went after Biden’s domestic travel restrictions placed on Florida, which the Governor has deemed “a political attack” against the state.

But it was after this interview where Gaetz made his suggestion, and now Republicans are buzzing.

According to Newsweek, Gaetz apparently implied that Biden’s team “is attempting to disparage [DeSantis] in anticipation of his potential candidacy in 2024.

Then the GOP rep went a step further.

He said that in fact, once 2024 rolls around, the leader of the Republican movement won’t be Donald Trump — it’ll be Ron DeSantis.

As he told Fox:

He is a strong potential presidential candidate in 2024, the Biden team knows that, and so they’re trying to somehow cast aspersions on the Florida experience because you know what, throughout America, there’s a lot of Florida envy right now.

The question now is whether or not right-wing citizens will back DeSantis.

Given his stance on the pandemic and his rising fame among Republicans, it seems likely the governor would indeed get plenty of support.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz has suggested a possible new candidate for 2024.
  • It’s Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Gaetz added that “there’s a lot of Florida envy right now.”
  • He also said the Biden administration is working against a possible DeSantis run.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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