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Nikki Haley Just Scored a Major Endorsement

Political network founded by the Koch brothers backs her

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis may be on the verge of a "full Grassley" in Iowa , but rival Nikki Haley has just secured a potentially bigger prize. The political network founded by billionaire brothers Charles and (the late) David Koch endorsed her in the 2024 race, reports the Hill . Tuesday's endorsement...

'All In' in Iowa, DeSantis Will Soon Complete the 'Full Grassley'

Florida governor will soon finish touring every one of the state's 99 counties

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis has been campaigning his way through Iowa's counties, nabbing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' endorsement in the process, and he'll complete his tour of all 99 counties on December 2 with an event at the " Thunderdome ," sources tell CBS News . The feat is known as...

Haley to Launch $10M Ad Blitz to Overtake DeSantis

Former UN ambassador plans TV, radio, and digital ads in Iowa, New Hampshire

(Newser) - Nikki Haley's presidential campaign will reserve $10 million in television, radio, and digital advertising across Iowa and New Hampshire beginning in the first week of December, a massive investment designed to give the former United Nations ambassador an advantage over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Details of the advertising plans,...

Pronoun Costs Teacher's Job
School Fires Teacher Over Mx.

School Fires Teacher Over Mx.

Expanded law limits pronoun, courtesy title choices, Florida Virtual School says

(Newser) - The Florida Virtual School gave a veteran teacher a choice of courtesy titles to use in its materials and communications: Ms., Mrs., or Miss. Instead, the teacher used Mx, and was fired on Oct. 24, told that was a violation of a new state law. "Obviously, I'm not...

'Leave My Daughter Out of Your Voice'

Haley slams Ramaswamy as 'scum' after he says her daughter is on TikTok

(Newser) - At the last GOP debate, Nikki Haley got off one of the night's more memorable lines at the expense of Vivek Ramaswamy by saying, "Every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber." On Wednesday night, Ramaswamy went after the former UN ambassador early, referring...

Biggest DeSantis Donor Is Jumping Ship

Robert Bigelow says he's now 'pro-Trump'

(Newser) - In yet another setback for Ron DeSantis, the biggest donor to his presidential campaign has decided Donald Trump is the "commander" America needs. Nevada real estate tycoon Robert Bigelow tells the Financial Times that the Hamas attack on Israel showed him America needs a "streetwise" leader. "I'...

Rick Scott Endorses Trump Over DeSantis

Florida senator suggests governor is in the right job now

(Newser) - Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Gov. Ron DeSantis never asked for his endorsement in the race for the Republican nomination for president. And he didn't receive it. Scott, whom DeSantis succeeded as governor, said Thursday he's backing Donald Trump. Although he's worked with his home state's...

DeSantis Addresses the Boot Question
DeSantis Addresses
the Boot Question

DeSantis Addresses the Boot Question

Florida governor insists he doesn't wear lifts, but a Politico analysis suggests otherwise

(Newser) - It's one of the weirder political stories of the day: Politico Magazine talked to three boot-makers about the pair worn by Ron DeSantis, and all suspect the Florida governor is wearing lifts to boost his height. The governor's boots have been the topic of much speculation, and critics'...

Haley Catches DeSantis; RFK Jr. May Hurt Trump

Poll shows a statistical tie for second, suggests Kennedy's run costs Trump a narrow lead

(Newser) - The 2024 Republican race is a nail-biter—but only for second place. A new USA Today /Suffolk University poll shows that Nikki Haley has caught Ron DeSantis—the former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor is at 11%, while DeSantis is at 12%, within the margin of error. What's...

Things Are Looking Grim for Mike Pence

Latest FEC filings show former VP's campaign is in the red

(Newser) - FEC filings were due at midnight Sunday, and they begin to tell a tale of the Republican presidential primary. As Politico reports, the campaign of former VP Mike Pence is "running on fumes," with just $1.2 million in the coffers and more than $600,000 in debt....

Biden Team, GOP Rivals Wonder What Trump Sees in Hezbollah

Pence, DeSantis join criticism of front-runner for calling terrorist group 'smart'

(Newser) - White House and Biden campaign aides expressed disgust and bafflement Thursday for Donald Trump's expressed admiration for Hezbollah. "Sickening rhetoric," Kevin Munoz, a campaign spokesperson, posted on X, in response to the former president's remarks to supporters in Florida on Wednesday night. Trump's comments were...

GOP Rivals Propose Acts of War Against Mexico Over Fentanyl

DeSantis proposed killing suspects, Haley sending special forces across border

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis wants suspected drug smugglers at the US-Mexico border to be shot dead. Nikki Haley promises to send special forces into Mexico. Vivek Ramaswamy has accused Mexico's leader of treating drug cartels as his "sugar daddy" and says that if he is elected president, "there will...

Trump Campaign Says It Raised $45.5M in 3 Months

That's triple what DeSantis says he raised during same time period

(Newser) - Former President Trump's campaign announced its third-quarter fundraising haul Wednesday, saying it brought in $45.5 million from July through September. The New York Times , which notes the total can't be independently verified until public reports are filed by October 15, calls it an "enormous" sum. It'...

DeSantis Goes After Trump at First Opportunity in Debate

Governor says former president is 'missing in action' at second debate

(Newser) - The second Republican debate is underway, the big question being whether any of the seven candidates on stage can make any real traction against absent frontrunner Donald Trump. While Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was the very last candidate to speak Wednesday night, he made a point to go after Trump...

In GOP Rematch, 'the Sand Is Going Through the Hourglass'

Time is running out to gain ground on Trump as 2nd Republican presidential debate takes place

(Newser) - The way things stood Monday remain how they stand just hours before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California, with two notable candidates not expected to take the stage. FOX 26 Houston reports that former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson didn't make the cut, while former President Trump, far and...

DeSantis, Newsom Agree to Debate on Fox

Sean Hannity will moderate debate between Republican, Democratic governors

(Newser) - While Donald Trump is shunning Republican debates, one of his rivals for the GOP nomination has agreed to debate somebody he isn't even running against. Fox News says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has agreed to debate California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Nov. 30, NBC News reports. Fox says the...

DeSantis to Floridians: Don't Get New COVID Vaccine

Florida governor and surgeon general warn against the new shot

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's top health department official are directly contradicting federal health recommendations and warning residents against getting a new COVID-19 booster , saying there's not enough evidence it provides benefits that outweigh risks, the AP reports. DeSantis, who is running for president, and Florida...

At DeSantis' Behest, Colleges Add Untested Admissions Exam

Classic Learning Test has mostly been accepted by private schools

(Newser) - Florida's state university system has endorsed accepting the results of the little-known Classic Learning Test in its undergraduate admissions process, a step in Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' efforts to change public education at all levels. The test becomes an alternative to the long-accepted SAT and ACT, the New York ...

Biden: I'll Meet With DeSantis in Florida. DeSantis: Well...

President heads south to survey Hurricane Idalia damage, but governor won't meet up with him

(Newser) - Not even a year ago, President Biden and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis presented a united front when the former went to visit the latter's home state following the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian. Don't expect such a joint appearance on Saturday, when the president is set to tour...

100-Year-Old Tree Falls During Storm at Governor's Mansion

Casey DeSantis and children were home but not hurt

(Newser) - Gov. Ron DeSantis was delivering an update on the damage caused by Hurricane Idalia on Wednesday when he paused to include the toll on his residence. His wife, Casey, made the announcement on X, posting a photo and the news: "100 year old oak tree falls on the Governor'...

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