Thomas Beaumont | Associated Press
Thomas Beaumont covers national politics from the Midwest, with a focus on U.S. Senate races in battleground states. In 2016 he covered former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Beaumont, based in Iowa, joined the AP in 2011 after working as The Des Moines Register’s chief political reporter.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is visiting Iowa to introduce himself to an expectant audience of Republicans ahead of a likely 2024 presidential bid. DeSantis is making long-awaited appearances in Davenport and Des Moines on Friday, marking his first trip to the leadoff voting state as anticipation over his expected White House campaign builds.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren’t holding back.