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2 months ago

Trump and DeSantis meet to 'bury the hatchet' after 2024 primary fight: Sources

Real estate investor Steve Witkoff arranged the meeting, a second source said. DeSantis had breakfast with Trump while he was playing golf.
2 months ago
Real estate investor Steve Witkoff arranged the meeting, a second source said. DeSantis had breakfast with Trump while he was playing golf.
2 months ago

Trump and DeSantis meet to 'bury the hatchet' after 2024 primary fight: Sources

DeSantis met privately with Trump in Miami on Sunday, multiple sources say, marking the latest development in the pair's rocky relationship after the Republican primary
2 months ago
In this Nov. 3, 2018 file photo Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speaks with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Pensacola International Airport  in Pensacola, Fla.
2 months ago

DeSantis scales back book ban law amid spike in Florida book objections

As Florida faces a growing number of book ban attempts, Gov. Ron DeSantis is scaling back book ban policies.
2 months ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd at Adventure Outdoors gun store, March 30, 2023, in Smyrna, Ga.
3 months ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs restrictive social media bill

The bill bans social media accounts for children under 14, and requires parental permission for 14- and 15-year-olds.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs restrictive social media bill
3 months ago

Ron DeSantis cracks down on spring break hot spots

The Florida governor is sending state troopers to hot spots along the coast hoping to prevent the violence similar to last year in Miami Beach.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Ron DeSantis cracks down on spring break hot spots
4 months ago

How DeSantis’ exit could impact New Hampshire primary

The Republican primary is now a two-person race between former President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley.
4 months ago
VIDEO: How DeSantis’ exit could impact New Hampshire primary
4 months ago

DeSantis ends presidential campaign, endorses Trump

The Florida governor suspended his 2024 campaign less than 48 hours before New Hampshire's primary.
4 months ago
VIDEO: DeSantis ends presidential campaign, endorses Trump
4 months ago

DeSantis rules out being Trump's VP, blames ex-aides with 'ax to grind' for attacks

The Florida governor made the comments in a call with supporters.
4 months ago
Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the 2023 First in the Nation Leadership Summit on Oct. 13, 2023, in Nashua, N.H.
5 months ago

Transgender Floridians can no longer change ID gender markers

Florida transgender residents will no longer be allowed to change the listed gender on their driver’s licenses or state ID.
5 months ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event, Jan. 17, 2024, in Hampton, N.H.
5 months ago

Federal judge dismisses Disney lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis

A Florida judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Disney against Gov. Ron DeSantis over the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
5 months ago
People gather at the Magic Kingdom theme park before the "Festival of Fantasy" parade at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., July 30, 2022.
5 months ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ends presidential campaign

ABC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott discusses Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ending his presidential campaign and what it means for the race.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ends presidential campaign
5 months ago

DeSantis couldn't shake Trump's hold on the GOP

Donald Trump's hold on the GOP looms over Ron DeSantis's failed presidential campaign.
5 months ago
President Donald Trump introduces Florida Governor Ron DeSantis during a homecoming campaign rally at the BB&T Center, Nov. 26, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla.
5 months ago

Ron DeSantis ends presidential campaign

The Florida governor is now endorsing former President Donald Trump for the Republican Party nomination.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Ron DeSantis ends presidential campaign
5 months ago

Trump, Haley and DeSantis supporters talk New Hampshire primary, issues

In advance of the New Hampshire primary, a roundtable of GOP voters in Manchester discuss everything from immigration to Donald Trump.
5 months ago
In advance of the New Hampshire primary, a roundtable of GOP voters in Manchester discuss everything from immigration to Donald Trump.
5 months ago

DeSantis exits 2024 race right after aide says he won't

Meanwhile, Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley are growing increasingly combative on the trail
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua on Jan. 19, 2024 in Nashua, New Hampshire.
5 months ago

Ron DeSantis ends presidential campaign before New Hampshire primary

Ron DeSantis is ending his 2024 Republican presidential campaign after failing to overtake Trump in polling or in the early vote
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant on Jan. 19, 2024 in Dover.
5 months ago

Ron DeSantis ends his 2024 presidential bid

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement with less than 48 hours until voting in New Hampshire's primary.
5 months ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement with less than 48 hours until voting in New Hampshire's primary.
5 months ago

DeSantis sets sights on weakening Haley in SC as both push for 1-on-1 race with Trump

DeSantis will make more stops in South Carolina before New Hampshire voters cast their ballots, sources said
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a rally, Jan. 16, 2024, in Greenville, South Carolina.
5 months ago

How DeSantis and Haley see their potential paths to beating Trump

DeSantis and Haley see opportunity in New Hampshire and South Carolina to, somehow, cut into Trump's huge lead in popularity in the Republican primary
5 months ago
Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis.
5 months ago

DeSantis projected to pull ahead of Haley in race for second place in Iowa caucuses

Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley are focused on gaining ground in the New Hampshire primary, now just a week away.
5 months ago
VIDEO: DeSantis projected to pull ahead of Haley in race for second place in Iowa caucuses
5 months ago

What Trump’s projected victory in Iowa means for DeSantis, Haley

In what was largely regarded as the race for second place, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is projected to have pulled ahead of former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
5 months ago
VIDEO: What Trump’s projected victory in Iowa means for DeSantis, Haley
5 months ago

DeSantis expected to come in 2nd in Iowa caucus

Gov. Ron DeSantis compared himself to Donald Trump Monday night and said "I'm going to get the job done, not going to make any excuses."
5 months ago
VIDEO: DeSantis expected to come in second in Iowa Caucus
5 months ago

Ron DeSantis speaks out ahead of Iowa caucuses

ABC News’ Whit Johnson speaks with Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ahead of the Iowa caucuses Monday.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Ron DeSantis speaks out ahead of Iowa caucuses
5 months ago

DeSantis makes final pitch to voters ahead of first 2024 votes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is making a last pitch to Iowa voters as he fights to break through in the decisive Iowa caucuses.
5 months ago
VIDEO: DeSantis makes final pitch to voters ahead of first 2024 votes
5 months ago

Haley and DeSantis trail Trump ahead of Iowa caucuses

While Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis both trail former President Trump in the polls, they hope their time and money spent with voters in the state will pay off on voting day.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Haley and DeSantis trail Trump ahead of Iowa caucuses
5 months ago

Trump, Haley and DeSantis supporters talk Iowa caucuses

Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, a roundtable of GOP voters in Des Moines discuss which issues are most important to them.
5 months ago
Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, a roundtable of GOP voters in Des Moines discuss which issues are most important to them.
5 months ago

Trump focuses ‘election on things’ that are ‘advantageous for Democrats’: DeSantis

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis on “This Week.”
5 months ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Gov. Ron DeSantis
5 months ago

If Trump is GOP nominee, 2024 race will be focused on his legal troubles: DeSantis

If Trump is the 2024 Republican nominee, the election will be dominated by the legal issues and other controversies he's facing, Ron Desantis argued on Sunday
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a campaign event at Jethro's BBQ, on Jan. 11, 2024, in Ames, Iowa.
5 months ago

What's each Republican candidate's path to the nomination?

An explanation of 538's new Republican primary delegate benchmarks.
5 months ago
Different Republican presidential candidates have different paths to the nomination.
5 months ago

DeSantis and Haley battle each other during Republican debate

Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley have both been criticized for not going harder after Former President Trump.
5 months ago
VIDEO: In Tuesday Republican debate, DeSantis and Haley battle each other
5 months ago

DeSantis prepares for final debate before caucus

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares for final debate stage before consequential Iowa caucuses.
5 months ago
VIDEO: DeSantis prepares for final debate before caucus
5 months ago

DeSantis, Haley clash during final primary debate before Iowa caucuses

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis went head-to-head Wednesday night in the final debate before the first votes of the campaign.
5 months ago
VIDEO: DeSantis, Haley clash during final primary debate before Iowa caucuses
5 months ago

Haley and DeSantis face off in final debate before Iowa caucuses

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis clashed on Wednesday night at their first one-on-one debate of the 2024 Republican primary.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Haley and DeSantis face off in final debate before Iowa caucuses
5 months ago

Haley and DeSantis go head-to-head

Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley ripped into each other in their first one-on-one showdown. Meanwhile, Chris Christie announced he’s dropping out of the race for president. ABC’s Derricke Dennis reports.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  Haley and DeSantis go head-to-head
5 months ago

DeSantis, Haley spar in yet another GOP debate without Trump: ANALYSIS

His challengers criticized the front-runner only sparingly.
5 months ago
Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shake hands during the Republican presidential debate hosted by CNN at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 10, 2024.
5 months ago

3 things to watch for in the Nikki Haley-Ron DeSantis Republican debate

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are squaring off at a CNN debate in Iowa on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
5 months ago
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speak during the fifth Republican presidential primary debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 10, 2024.
5 months ago

Haley, DeSantis spar over nation’s most controversial issues

The presidential hopefuls covered topics such as transgender individuals, abortion and mental health.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Haley, DeSantis spar over nation’s most controversial issues
5 months ago

DeSantis, Haley: Trump should be at the debate

The former president instead participated in a town hall just minutes down the street from the debate.
5 months ago
VIDEO: DeSantis, Haley: Trump should be at the debate
5 months ago

Desantis and Haley spar in Trump-less debate

Both Republican candidates took shots at each other in the final debate ahead of the Iowa caucus.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Desantis and Haley spar in Trump-less debate
5 months ago

Haley, DeSantis prepare to face off in final debate ahead of Iowa caucuses

Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will go head-to-head on the debate stage for the first time as they wage an increasingly contentious push to become the primary alternative to Donald Trump.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Haley, DeSantis prepare to face off in final debate ahead of Iowa caucuses
5 months ago

Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis prepare for primary debate

Republican candidates Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis are preparing to take the stage for a debate in Iowa Wednesday evening, in a final push just six days left until the Iowa caucuses.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis prepare for primary debate
5 months ago

January debates offer last shot for Trump's opponents to make their case

Three January debates offer former President Donald Trump’s primary opponents a last chance to make their case.
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidates former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (L) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis participate in the NewsNation Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Alabama Moody Music Hall on Dec. 6, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
5 months ago

DeSantis swipes at Trump's Civil War comments, says he won't drop out and endorse

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis swiped at Donald Trump's suggestion that an end to the Civil War could have been negotiated by Lincoln with slave-holding states
5 months ago
Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event at McDivot's Indoor Sports Pub on Jan.7, 2024 in Grimes, Iowa.
5 months ago

Who stands to gain if DeSantis drops out? Or Haley? Or Christie?

538 looks at Republican voters' second choices in the primary and who could gain or lose support if a major candidate drops out.
5 months ago
538 aggregated all the national, Iowa and New Hampshire polls it could find from the past two months that asked Republican voters who their second choice for president is.
6 months ago

DeSantis confronted by supporter: 'Why haven't you gone directly after [Trump]?'

Gov. Ron DeSantis was questioned by one of his own supporters Wednesday, asking why he hasn't gone after former President Donald Trump more directly.
6 months ago
Republican presidential candidate and Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis,  gestures while speaking during a campaign event, Jan. 3, 2023, in Waukee, Iowa.
6 months ago

DeSantis confronted by supporter: 'Why haven't you gone directly after [Trump]?'

"You're going pretty soft on him," the Iowa voter told DeSantis.
6 months ago
"You're going pretty soft on him," the Iowa voter told DeSantis.
6 months ago

DeSantis signs bills affecting LGBTQ community

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a slate of bills affecting the LGBTQ community.
6 months ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an Iowa GOP reception, May 13, 2023 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
6 months ago

Haley, DeSantis on possible Trump pardon; Christie hits Haley over Civil War remarks

Nikki Haley said this week she would pardon Trump even if he's convicted, while Ron DeSantis avoided a straight answer on the topic.
6 months ago
Former UN ambassador and 2024 Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley speaks at a town hall campaign event at Kennett High School in North Conway, N.H., Dec. 28, 2023. Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to guests during the Scott County Fireside Chat, Dec. 18, 2023, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Republican presidential candidate former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a "Tell It Like It Is" town hall, Dec. 19, 2023, in Bedford, N.H.
6 months ago

As Trump and DeSantis court evangelicals, some warn about Christian nationalism

ABC News spoke with experts about the influence religion has in the GOP primary.
6 months ago
In this April 12, 2015, file photo, a cross is illuminated on the exterior of the New Hope Church in Adel, Iowa.
6 months ago

DeSantis wishes Trump was never indicted, says it 'distorted the primary'

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who trails former President Donald Trump in the Republican primary, says he wishes Trump was never indicted.
6 months ago
Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to guests during a campaign rally at the Thunderdome, Dec. 2, 2023, in Newton, Iowa.