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September 21, 2023, 4:50 PM

DeSantis talks Trump, Black history, Disney, state of GOP primary and more

DeSantis sought to contrast himself with Trump while defending against criticism of his campaign and speaking about his plan for the southern border and other issues
September 21, 2023, 4:50 PM
DeSantis talks Trump, Black history, Disney, state of GOP primary and more
September 21, 2023, 3:06 PM

DeSantis rolls out energy policy, contends climate change is invoked to create 'fear'

Ron DeSantis unveiled his energy plan on Wednesday in Texas, focusing on American "dominance" and undoing the energy and climate policies of President Joe Biden
September 21, 2023, 3:06 PM
DeSantis rolls out energy policy, contends climate change invoked to create 'fear'
September 21, 2023, 7:32 AM

Ron DeSantis opens up about his agenda, presidential ambitions

ABC News' Linsey Davis sits down with the Florida governor and presidential candidate about his stance on abortion rights and on the current GOP front-runner former president Donald Trump.
September 21, 2023, 7:32 AM
Ron DeSantis opens up about his agenda, presidential ambitions
September 21, 2023, 2:58 AM

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls Trump's abortion comment a ‘mistake’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke exclusively with Gov. Ron DeSantis about Florida’s six-week abortion ban, addressing cartels and migrant arrivals at the border and his legal fight with Disney.
September 21, 2023, 2:58 AM
Gov. Ron DeSantis calls Trump's abortion comment a ‘mistake’
September 21, 2023, 1:51 AM

DeSantis calls out Trump's abortion comment as 'mistake': 'He's a different candidate' than in 2016

DeSantis criticized Trump for calling Florida's six-week abortion ban "terrible," with DeSantis accusing his 2024 rival of being "a different candidate" than 2016
September 21, 2023, 1:51 AM
DeSantis calls out Trump abortion comment as 'mistake': He's 'different' than in 2016
September 21, 2023, 1:47 AM

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Not ‘business as usual when I become president’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke exclusively with Gov. Ron DeSantis about his approach to Washington, his stance on COVID boosters and his handling of the pandemic and the next GOP debate.
September 21, 2023, 1:47 AM
Gov. Ron DeSantis: Not ‘business as usual when I become president’
September 20, 2023, 9:52 PM

DeSantis calls out Trump’s comments on 6-week abortion ban

ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis sat down with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss the state's six-week abortion ban and former President Donald Trump’s remarks.
September 20, 2023, 9:52 PM
DeSantis calls out Trump’s comments on 6-week abortion ban
September 20, 2023, 8:05 PM

DeSantis hits Donald Trump for ‘big mistake’ on abortion

ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis sat down for an exclusive interview with Florida governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis.
September 20, 2023, 8:05 PM
DeSantis hits Donald Trump for ‘big mistake’ on abortion
September 20, 2023, 7:42 PM

Ron DeSantis explains how, as president, he would try to lower gas to $2/gallon

The solution is "energy dominance using the resources we have," the Florida governor and Republican candidate said.
September 20, 2023, 7:42 PM
Ron DeSantis explains how, as president, he would try to lower gas to $2/gallon
September 15, 2023, 9:24 PM

GOP contenders collide in Washington, DeSantis shrugs at the polls and more trail takeaways

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former President Donald Trump will speak at the Pray Vote Stand Summit.
September 15, 2023, 9:24 PM
GOP hopefuls collide in DC, DeSantis shrugs at the polls and more trail takeaways
September 15, 2023, 10:10 AM

DeSantis' administration advises against updated COVID shots for people under 65

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is advising against the use of the new COVID-19 booster for people under the age of 65, even as infections tick upward in the U.S.
September 15, 2023, 10:10 AM
DeSantis' administration advises against updated COVID shots for people under 65
September 12, 2023, 2:21 AM

DeSantis, visiting with 9/11 families, calls for 'transparency and accountability'

Ron DeSantis attended a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at ground zero in New York City on Monday, appearing with more than a dozen people who lost family on Sep. 11
September 12, 2023, 2:21 AM
DeSantis, visiting with 9/11 families, calls for 'transparency and accountability'
September 12, 2023, 1:10 AM

Harris, DeSantis and Giuliani are among politicians marking Sept. 11 terror attacks at ground zero

Vice President Kamala Harris, Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined New York politicians and mourners at a 9/11 memorial ceremony at ground zero Monday
September 12, 2023, 1:10 AM
Harris, DeSantis, Giuliani among politicians marking Sept. 11 attacks at ground zero
September 10, 2023, 3:02 AM

Trump stops at a fraternity house on his way to Iowa-Iowa State football game, outdrawing his rivals

Donald Trump crossed paths with some his presidential campaign rivals.
September 10, 2023, 3:02 AM
Trump stops at a fraternity house on his way to Iowa-Iowa State football game
September 6, 2023, 7:34 PM

Christie says DeSantis put 'politics ahead of his job' by not seeing Biden during hurricane visit

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put “politics ahead of his job” by declining to meet with President Joe Biden during Biden's weekend visit to survey Hurricane Idalia’s damage in DeSantis’ state
September 6, 2023, 7:34 PM
Christie: DeSantis put 'politics ahead of his job' by not seeing Biden
September 3, 2023, 2:22 AM

DeSantis' redistricting map in Florida is unconstitutional and must be redrawn, judge says

Redistricting plan pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis violates the state constitution.
September 3, 2023, 2:22 AM
September 2, 2023, 11:54 PM

Biden says 'I don't know' what happened with DeSantis meeting as he surveys Hurricane Idalia damage

President Joe Biden says he doesn't know what happened to plans for a meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he surveys Hurricane Idalia damage in Florida.
September 2, 2023, 11:54 PM
Biden says 'I don't know' what happened with DeSantis meeting in Florida
August 30, 2023, 5:07 PM

Gov. DeSantis gives update on Idalia

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis provides an update on Hurricane Idalia and the state's plans for recovery.
August 30, 2023, 5:07 PM
Gov. DeSantis gives update on Idalia
1 month ago

DeSantis' campaign says it raised more than $1 million in 24 hours after GOP debate

Less than 24 hours following the first GOP presidential primary debate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised just over $1 million, according to his campaign.
1 month ago
DeSantis' campaign says it raised more than $1 million in 24 hours after GOP debate
1 month ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' chief of staff on GOP debate expectations

ABC News' Rachel Scott talks to Ron DeSantis' chief of staff James Uthmeier on what will be key for his boss to break through at the first GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee.
1 month ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' chief of staff on GOP debate expectations
1 month ago

Suarez criticizes DeSantis' handling of slavery curriculum, addresses Trump indictments

Francis Suarez's differences with Ron DeSantis include the governor's handling of state standards on teaching Black history and what critics call the "Don't Say Gay" law
1 month ago
Suarez criticizes DeSantis' handling of slavery curriculum, addresses Trump charges
1 month ago

Ron DeSantis under fire for 'listless vessels' remark, and more campaign trail takeaways

A DeSantis spokesperson stated he was referring to Trump and his congressional supporters, not everyday voters.
1 month ago
DeSantis under fire for 'listless vessels' remark, and more campaign trail takeaways
1 month ago

‘Ron DeSantis has a lot to prove on the national stage’: Donna Brazile

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
1 month ago
‘Ron DeSantis has a lot to prove on the national stage’: Donna Brazile
1 month ago

Trump's GOP rivals needle him about showing up to debate days after 4th indictment

Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis said all candidates should show for Wednesday's GOP debate.
1 month ago
Trump's GOP rivals needle him about showing up to debate days after 4th indictment
1 month ago

Super PAC's debate advice for DeSantis' revealed, and more takeaways from the trail

A slew of documents drawing back the curtain on Florida Gov. Ron Desantis GOP debate preparation were published online.
1 month ago
Super PAC's debate advice for DeSantis revealed, and more takeaways from the trail
1 month ago

Donors still sticking with DeSantis despite campaign struggles

Many big-dollar donors are sticking with Gov. Ron DeSantis, with many citing that he is the best option to defeat former President Donald Trump.
1 month ago
Donors still sticking with DeSantis despite campaign struggles
1 month ago

How Ron DeSantis' campaign style has changed after early stumbles: Reporter's notebook

Observing Ron DeSantis in Iowa and New Hampshire in recent weeks exemplifies the reset he hopes will reignite his 2024 presidential campaign against Trump
1 month ago
How Ron DeSantis' campaign style has changed after stumbles: Reporter's notebook
1 month ago

DeSantis takes a different tone on Disney fight: 'Moved on'

Ron DeSantis has "basically moved on" from his conflict with Disney he told CNBC on Monday -- a shift in tone for the governor, who is running for president
1 month ago
DeSantis takes a different tone on Disney fight: 'Moved on'
1 month ago

2024 candidates react to Hunter Biden special counsel, and more takeaways from the trail

"The American people deserve answers," former Vice President Mike Pence told ABC News when asked about the Hunter Biden special counsel appointment.
1 month ago
2024 field reacts to Hunter Biden special counsel, and more takeaways from the trail
1 month ago

Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis descend on Iowa state fair

ABC News’ senior congressional correspondent Rachel Scott reports on former President Donald Trump’s arrival to Iowa state fair accompanied by Florida representatives and Gov. Ron DeSantis' response.
1 month ago
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis descend on Iowa state fair
1 month ago

Trump's Iowa state fair spectacle clouds DeSantis as former president is joined by Florida officials

Trump is renewing his reputation for creating a mega-celebrity’s spectacle.
1 month ago
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Trump and DeSantis face off in Iowa

Supporters of the former president heckled Florida's governor at the Iowa State Fair, which is considered a critical political litmus test.
1 month ago
Trump and DeSantis face off in Iowa
1 month ago

Ron DeSantis replaces presidential campaign manager in staff shakeup

The Florida governor has replaced his presidential campaign manager, Generra Peck, with his gubernatorial office's chief of staff, James Uthmeier, for his 2024 presidential campaign.
1 month ago
Ron DeSantis replaces presidential campaign manager in staff shakeup
1 month ago

Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends second state prosecutor, Monique Worrell

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday morning that he is suspending the state attorney for Orlando, Monique Worrell, effective immediately.
1 month ago
Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends second state prosecutor, Monique Worrell
1 month ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis replacing campaign manager

This is the governor's third major staff shakeup in less than a month.
1 month ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis replacing campaign manager
1 month ago

Inside DeSantis' debate prep: Meeting with coach, prepping weekly -- and ready for attacks

Ahead of the Republican primary debate in Milwaukee, Ron DeSantis is ramping up his prep and bracing for a potential attacks when he steps on stage, sources said
1 month ago
DeSantis' debate prep: Meeting with coach, prepping weekly -- and ready for attacks
2 months ago

1st Republican debate: Trump, Pence, DeSantis and more appear to qualify

Trump, DeSantis and several other candidates seem to have qualified for the first Republican primary debate, on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee
2 months ago
1st Republican debate: Trump, Pence, DeSantis and more appear to qualify
2 months ago

DeSantis and Newsom agree to Sean Hannity debate, then disagree on the rules

Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom recently agreed to debate one another with Fox News' Sean Hannity -- but they disagree on the details.
2 months ago
DeSantis and Newsom agree to Sean Hannity debate, then disagree on the rules
2 months ago

'Of course' Trump lost the 2020 election, DeSantis says after years of hedging

DeSantis said definitively that Trump lost the 2020 after years of hedging.
2 months ago
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DeSantis steps up dire warning to GOP about distraction from Biden, amid Trump's latest indictment

DeSantis presses Republicans to avoid temptation to refight the 2020 election.
2 months ago
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DeSantis agrees to debate Newsom on Fox News, bringing their rivalry onstage

Govs. Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom -- political rivals who have criticized one another for months -- have agreed to a debate hosted by Fox News' Sean Hannity.
2 months ago
DeSantis agrees to debate Newsom on Fox News, bringing their rivalry onstage
2 months ago

DeSantis accepts California governor's debate challenge

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office sent a letter to Fox News proposing rules, date and location of a debate on the network.
2 months ago
DeSantis accepts California governor's debate challenge
2 months ago

Orlando Magic donates $50,000 to DeSantis-supporting super PAC

The NBA's Orlando Magic donated $50,000 to Never Back Down, the super PAC supporting Ron DeSantis' presidential bid, according to financial records filed by this week
2 months ago
NBA team donates $50K to DeSantis super PAC
2 months ago

DeSantis-controlled Disney World district abolishes diversity, equity initiatives

The move echoes DeSantis' agenda which has championed curtailing such programs.
2 months ago
DeSantis-controlled Disney World district abolishes diversity, equity initiatives
2 months ago

Gov. DeSantis invites VP Kamala Harris to discuss Florida’s new Black history standards

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has sent a letter inviting Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss his state’s new Black history standards.
2 months ago
Gov. DeSantis invites VP Harris to discuss Florida’s new Black history standards
2 months ago

DeSantis says his economic plan hits 'woke' capitalism, China, immigration

Ron DeSantis on Monday unveiled a broad economic agenda aimed at severing business ties with China, ending "reckless" federal spending and fighting "woke" policies
2 months ago
DeSantis says his economic plan hits 'woke' capitalism, China, immigration
2 months ago

DeSantis unveils economic plan

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a broad economic agenda podium in New Hampshire on Monday.
2 months ago
DeSantis unveils economic plan
2 months ago

DeSantis: GOP will lose in 2024 if it's referendum on 'what document was left by the toilet at Mar-a-Lago'

Gov. Ron DeSantis said the 2024 election needs to be a referendum on President Joe Bide and not focus on former President Donald Trump's mounting legal troubles.
2 months ago
DeSantis says Republicans will lose if 2024 is referendum on Trump's documents
2 months ago

Historically Black fraternity drops Florida for convention because of DeSantis policies

It's relocating a planned convention because of what Gov. DeSantis’ policies.
2 months ago
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Scott criticizes DeSantis over his support for Florida's slavery curriculum as they stump in Iowa

U_S_ Sen_ Tim Scott is criticizing fellow Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov_ Ron DeSantis for supporting standards requiring teachers to instruct middle school students that slaves developed skills that “could be applied for their perso...
2 months ago
Scott criticizes DeSantis over his support for Florida's slavery curriculum