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Diyosa Carter/Getty Images (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — As Florida schools face a growing number of book ban attempts, Gov. Ron DeSantis is scaling back policies that made it easier for people to challenge materials in schools. In 2022, DeSantis signed HB 1467, which required elementary schools to provide a searchable list of the books accessible to […]

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis this week quashed speculation about being Donald Trump’s vice president, blamed bitter ex-staffers for attacks he’s weathered from Trump’s allies, and criticized conservative media’s coverage of the the former president. DeSantis made the remarks in a 30-minute Zoom call with supporters on Wednesday, […]

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ended his presidential campaign on Sunday amid dour poll numbers in New Hampshire and South Carolina, marking a major shift in the primary field and the downfall of a politician once seen as former President Donald Trump’s chief rival. Meanwhile, Trump and former South Carolina Gov. […]

Brandon Bell/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was hailed for much of last year as a rising Republican star, is ending his presidential campaign after he failed to overtake rival Donald Trump in polling or in the early vote of the 2024 race. DeSantis made his announcement in a four-and-a-half-minute video posted to […]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis makes a campaign stop at LaBelle Winery on Wednesday Jan. 17, 2024 in Derry, N.H. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images) (MANCHESTER, N.H.) — The spotlight in the race for the Republican presidential nomination has moved to New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s primary. But as one of the challengers, Florida […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (GRIMES, Iowa) — In a new interview with ABC News, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis swiped at former President Donald Trump’s suggestion that an end to the Civil War could have been negotiated with slave-holding states. DeSantis also gave his firmest answer yet that he’s staying in the 2024 race — and not […]

Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a “Countdown to Caucus” tour event at the Waukee Community Center in Waukee, Iowa, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024. (Christian Monterrosa/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — Gov. Ron DeSantis was confronted by one of his own supporters Wednesday, demanding to know why […]

Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, with his family by his side, speaks to guests during the Scott County Fireside Chat at the Tanglewood Hills Pavilion on December 18, 2023 in Bettendorf, Iowa. CREDIT: Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he wished former President Donald Trump hadn’t been […]

Joshua Lott/The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign on Tuesday ramped up its attacks on former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, accusing his Republican primary rival of running to be Donald Trump’s vice president — a position she indicated this month she would not accept. DeSantis launched a new […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A Republican governor running for president debated a Democratic governor who made clear he is not running for president — and Nikki Haley’s momentum on the trail continued with a key endorsement. Also, a look ahead to the fourth Republican primary debate, on Wednesday. Here are the campaign updates you […]