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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds endorsed Ron DeSantis is the GOP primary.
This is despite him trailing big to Donald Trump.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds touted Ron DeSantis’ accomplishments as governor of Florida as she endorsed him for president Monday — and said she believes he will be able to win the 2024 general election, while Donald Trump cannot.
“I believe he can’t win,” Reynolds said of Trump, “and I believe that Ron can.
“And that’s a big reason I got behind him,” Reynolds said in a joint interview with DeSantis.
Reynolds, who is in her second term, had said she would stay neutral in the Republican primary race, though she appeared with DeSantis at least eight times since he announced his candidacy in late May. But she is breaking with local tradition to throw her support behind DeSantis as he tries to consolidate non-Trump Republicans and close the polling gap with the former president in Iowa and other states.
Trump blasted her in a Truth Social post.
Why would anybody endorse Ron DeSanctimonious, who is like a wounded bird falling from the sky? His Poll numbers are terrible, he is totally against Ethanol, and fought to destroy Social Security and Medicare. Well, the “Nation’s most unpopular governor,” Kim Reynolds of Iowa, just endorsed him. What’s that all about?