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DeSantis to challenge Trump is becoming more likely as DeSantis travels out-of-state more frequently than ever

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — On a holiday that honors past U.S. presidents, there was a lot of talk about how two men from Florida might run against each other to be the next president.

In November, Donald Trump said he was running for president, and there is still a lot of talk about Gov. Ron DeSantis running for the White House.

Joe Budd, the founder and former president of Club 45 USA in Palm Beach County, said, “When you look at the numbers, I think it will be a very close race between him (Trump) and DeSantis.”

DeSantis went to New York City and Chicago on Monday to give two talks about law enforcement.

On Monday night, supporters of Donald Trump were expected to fill the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach to hear him speak.

“I think both President Trump and Gov. DeSantis have done great jobs,” Budd said, adding that he doesn’t favor any of the Republican candidates.

DeSantis hasn’t said if he will run for president, but his trips out of state and the fact that he has a new book coming out next week have made people think he will.

Adam Goodman, a Republican strategist, thinks that DeSantis won’t say what he plans to do until after the next legislative session.

Goodman said, “You can be sure that Gov. DeSantis will almost certainly announce in the spring, and then the game will be on.”

Raymond Simpson

Raymond Simpson is a California native, a longtime Coral Springs resident, and the Editor at TSFD. He lives with his family in Coral Springs, where you can find him on weekends running – literally running – with his two golden retrievers.

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