7 Nov 2022

US midterms: Ron DeSantis eyes victory in Florida amid Trump 2024 rumours

Europe Editor and Presenter

Florida’s political landscape is dominated by two figures. One of them is the state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, whose combative, right-wing rhetoric has won him the love of the Republican base. The other is the man who’s made this state his home, and whose shadow looms large over these parts.

Donald Trump has refused to endorse DeSantis for anything other than governor, vexed it seems, by the latter’s presidential ambitions.

If DeSantis wins his race to be governor, it could set the two men on a collision course that will dominate the next two years.