Republicans Raise Doubts About DeSantis

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has said that he is not sure of how the presidential race would turn out for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) if he joined.

During an interview on The Dispatch, which was published on Wednesday, Christie noted that while DeSantis had done a “good job” as governor, no one “really knows who he is” on the national stage, which means that the way he performs in the Republican primary can only be speculated.

DeSantis himself has not yet officially placed a bid on the White House for 2024, however, many rumors have circulated for months about him joining the race. In most hypothetical GOP primary polls DeSantis has also been pulling ahead, constantly placing in first or second place in the polls.

Christie had been a candidate for the Republican nomination in 2016 and is not deciding whether he wants to join the 2024 race.

In November, former President Donald Trump became the first GOP candidate to announce he was running in 2024l However, DeSantis has still led in a lot of the polls, while for the most part, other GOP candidates have received single-digit support.

Christie said that he is not worried about DeSantis, stating that no one “really knows who he is outside of Tallahassee, Florida.” He added that a presidential run is completely different from being the governor and it will be interesting how DeSantis deals with his potential candidacy if he chooses to place a bid.