Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will endorse Ron DeSantis for president at a rally in Des Moines on Monday, sources close to both governors told NBC News.
Reynolds’ support is a big boost for the Florida governor, who has been all-in on Iowa since he ran for the Republican nomination in May. DeSantis is currently 27 points behind former President Donald Trump in the Hawkeye State. according to the latest NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll — and he’s also tied with rival Nikki Haley for second place, with the former U.N. ambassador drawing level with DeSantis after months of pitching himself to GOP voters as the party’s main alternative to Trump.
Now DeSantis has the support of the state’s popular governor as he tries to climb back up and challenge Trump in the Jan. 15 caucuses, the first contest of the 2024 GOP presidential primary. More Iowa Republicans viewed Reynolds favorably — 81% — than any other presidential candidate in the country NBC/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll in Augustand their support could increase DeSantis’ chances of pulling off an upset.
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