Last updated on November 10th, 2023 at 04:11 am
In the run-up to the 2024 Presidential election, Florida is becoming a focal point for lively political activity. The state is preparing to host the Florida Freedom Summit that gathers prominent figures in the Republican Party, sparking discussions and debates that could influence the course of the race.
Event Details: The Florida Freedom Summit
The Florida Freedom Summit is set to take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee. Organized by the Republican Party of Florida, this event promises to be an important gathering. Key figures such as former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will take the stage. Both will have the chance to address the audience, discussing crucial topics related to their campaigns and the party’s direction.
Key Speakers Speech Timeline
1:30 pm Governor Ron DeSantis
3:40 pm U.S. Senator Tim Scott
4:40 pm Vivek Ramaswamy
5:05 pm Congressman Matt Gaetz
6:00 pm President Donald J. Trump
Trump Speaks at Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Florida
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023
When: 6:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida
Live Stream: Watch Below
Live Stream: Trump Speech Today at the Florida Freedom Summit
- DeSantis will join several candidates for the third Republican debate in Miami.
- Trump plans to hold a separate event in South Florida next week.
Christian Ziegler, the chair of the state GOP, anticipates the summit to be energetic and a platform for discussing policy ideas. The event is significant as it takes place one year from Election Day and two months before the Iowa Caucus. Polls from Iowa indicate a close race for second place between DeSantis and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, both at 16%.
The summit arrives at a time when the competition for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination is heating up. Trump, even after skipping the last two debates, is ahead in the polls. DeSantis is working to strengthen his position. Brevard Representative Randy Fine and State Senator Rick Scott, have been endorsing Trump. Both candidates will speak at different times, with Trump being the final speaker.
“Weakening DeSantis’ standing in Florida is a clear objective of the Trump campaign,” said Alex Conant, a Republican strategist.
Other prominent Florida Republican figures, including Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Attorney General Ashley Moody, and Congressman Matt Gaetz, will also be speaking at the event.
However, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will not be present at the event due to family reasons. As a result, she will incur an additional $75,000 fee to be included in Florida’s GOP primary ballot in March. Polls indicate that Haley and DeSantis are closely competing, though both trail behind Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Endorsing either candidate comes with risks for Florida politicians. Joe Gruters, former chairman of the state party, mentioned that many are hesitant to publicly choose sides.
The contest between Trump and DeSantis has captured the public’s attention. The summit is not just a chance for the candidates to share their views but also an opportunity for the public to assess the direction of the Republican Party. The endorsements, debates, and personal comments exchanged between the candidates have sparked interest and speculation among voters and political observers.
The political tussle between Trump and DeSantis is indicative of the high stakes involved in the 2024 Presidential race. With endorsements, debates, and personal jabs shaping the narrative, the Florida Freedom Summit is poised to be a significant event in the election cycle. As the political activity unfolds, the summit could set the tone for the campaigns and the decisions that lie ahead for the party and its supporters. The Florida Freedom Summit is the place to watch. Grab your popcorn, folks!