Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the most popular conservative politicians in the country.
A 2024 Presidential bid by the Florida Governor is still an open question.
And Ron DeSantis was taken by surprise when a group of Republicans gave him this demand.
The biggest question hanging over the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary is whether or not Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will throw his hat in the ring.
DeSantis is the only candidate who could seriously challenge former President Donald Trump in the GOP Primary.
So far, the Florida Governor has remained coy about his Presidential ambitions.
His focus for now is on the upcoming session of the Florida legislature, which is scheduled to end in May.
But some Republicans can’t wait for DeSantis to make an official call on a Presidential bid.
DeSantis’ popularity is leading a group of Republican legislators in the battleground state of Michigan to urge him to make a Presidential run.
Last month, Michigan Republican State Representative Bryan Posthumus traveled to Florida to hand deliver a letter to DeSantis encouraging him to run for President.
The letter was signed by 18 other Michigan representatives, which is a quarter of the Republican caucus.
Posthumus’ letter said that DeSantis is “uniquely and exceptionally qualified to provide the leadership and competence that is, unfortunately, missing” under President Joe Biden.
The Republicans also said they “stand ready and willing to help [DeSantis] win Michigan in 2024.”
While the letter didn’t endorse DeSantis over Trump, the message was loud and clear about which way they’re leaning.
Jason Roe, a former Executive Director of the Michigan GOP, said that the letter shows Republicans are searching for an alternative to Trump.
“I think it is very significant that elected Republicans are so overtly looking for an alternative in 2024,” Roe said. “It shows a seriousness about winning, at the risk of poking the Trump bear. I think we will see more of this in the coming months.”
According to a spokesman for Posthumus, the letter was hand delivered in December when he “flew to Florida and met with the Governor and a staff member to discuss the Presidential election.”
Posthumus called himself “pro-Trump” during his first run for office in 2020 and signed on to a letter asking Michigan’s Attorney General to investigate irregularities in the election.
Trump became the first Republican since 1988 to win Michigan in the 2016 Presidential election.
However, he narrowly lost the state in 2020.
DeSantis’ strength in the Rust Belt is a question mark during a potential Presidential run.
Matt DePerno ran last year as the state’s GOP Attorney General candidate with a Trump endorsement.
He said that Trump would still have the upper hand in a GOP Primary in the midwestern battleground state.
“I think [DeSantis] would lose. I don’t know by how much, but I think definitely he would lose,” DePerno said. “I think Donald Trump would certainly win in the next Primary.”
A potential heavyweight fight is looming in the GOP Primary if Ron DeSantis enters the race.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.