Last updated on October 25th, 2023 at 03:34 am
In the ever-changing landscape of the 2024 presidential campaign, internal drama and strategic shifts have taken center stage. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a prominent Republican contender, has reportedly voiced concerns about the role played by Campaign strategist Jeff Roe in his White House bid. Simultaneously, the emergence of former UN ambassador Nikki Haley as a potential competitor has injected fresh dynamics into the race.
Desantis express concern over Campaign Strategist
DeSantis’s concerns regarding Jeff Roe’s involvement came to light through individuals familiar with his comments, marking a significant development in his campaign. According to sources, DeSantis expressed regrets over Roe’s hiring as a lead strategist at the super PAC “Never Back Down.” This outside group has assumed several responsibilities traditionally handled by campaign teams.
One DeSantis donor, who directly heard the governor’s comments, attested to the tension brewing within the campaign. The campaign’s recent admission of shifting goals for a second-place finish in Iowa has added to the internal strain. Reports suggest that friction has emerged between DeSantis and Jeff Roe, who heads the Never Back Down PAC.
The frustration within the DeSantis campaign is palpable, reflecting the complexities of a strategy that has been in motion for years. The groundwork for DeSantis’s 2024 bid dates back to 2018, and now he must navigate the challenge posed by Nikki Haley’s growing influence.
Haley’s ascent has been bolstered by recent media attention, including a favorable CNN report and a poll indicating her as the sole GOP candidate capable of defeating President Joe Biden. However, skepticism surrounds her candidacy, with critics highlighting her adaptability to the prevailing sentiments and headlines of the moment.
Nikki Haley’s financial filings reveal that she raised $7.3 million in the last quarter, a respectable figure but notably lower than Donald Trump’s $35 million raised through joint fundraising efforts. Despite trailing Trump by double digits in Republican primary polls, Haley remains confident in her staying power and has touted signs of gathering momentum.
Conservative political strategist Dave Wilson commented on Haley’s challenges, pointing out her deficit in campaign finances compared to other candidates. The latest CNN poll, which showed her outperforming President Biden in a hypothetical head-to-head, adds to her campaign’s narrative.
A survey conducted by FiveThirtyEight/Washington Post/Ipsos, encompassing likely Republican voters before and after a primary debate, positioned Nikki Haley as the third-best candidate, trailing only Ron DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy. Importantly, fewer respondents perceived her as the worst performer.
During a recent town hall event in Manchester, New Hampshire, Nikki Haley defended her positions, acknowledging the polarized expectations surrounding her stance on former President Trump.
She stated, "You know what I found interesting is people want me to love him 100% or they want me to hate him 100% of the time. I don't agree with anyone 100% of the time. So I'm always gonna be very, very honest in everything."
As the 2024 presidential campaign continues to evolve, the dynamics between Ron DeSantis, Jeff Roe, and Nikki Haley promise to shape the Republican race. With DeSantis’s concerns about his campaign’s strategist and Haley’s rising profile, the political landscape remains in flux, offering intrigue and uncertainty on the path to the White House.
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