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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Ron DeSantis returned to the first-in-the-nation caucus state Saturday with a slew of Iowa endorsements and fresh legislative victories, as he and his allies draw increasingly direct contrasts with Donald Trump ahead of a 2024 announcement and look to dispel doubts about the Florida governor’s prospects.
Trump had planned to rally in Des Moines Saturday evening as DeSantis spoke elsewhere in the state, setting up a split-screen between the former president — the current polling leader for the GOP nomination — and his top rival. But Trump said on social media Saturday afternoon that his event was canceled, citing a tornado watch in the area. He said the rally would be rescheduled soon.
DeSantis is making final preparations for a campaign expected to launch by June and seeking to rebound from a tough stretch where Trump has widened his lead in national polling of the GOP primary. Trump is positioning himself as the inevitable…
This article was written by Hannah Knowles and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com