Ron DeSantis has been struggling to make any gains in the Republican primary.
So he’s taking drastic measures.
Ron DeSantis made a huge overhaul of his campaign with this one move.
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis has replaced his campaign manager, as polls show that he has struggled to build support on both a national and state level.
DeSantis replaced campaign manager Generra Peck with James Uthmeier. Uthmeier is his gubernatorial office’s chief of staff.
Uthmeier tried to claim that this isn’t a “reboot” but instead that it is merely a “reload.”
“People have written Governor DeSantis’s obituary many times,” Uthmeier said in a written statement to The Messenger. “From his race against establishment primary candidate Adam Putnam, to his victory over legacy media-favored candidate Andrew Gillum [in 2018], to his twenty point win over Charlie Crist [in 2022], Governor DeSantis has proven that he knows how to win. He’s breaking records on fundraising and has a supporting super PAC with $100 million in the bank and an incredible ground game. Get ready.”
In July, NBC News published a leaked July 6 DeSantis campaign memo titled “confidential friends and family update.” In the memo DeSantis’s campaign tried to reassure donors by saying that the governor’s plan is focusing on Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire.
“Our focus group participants in the early states even say they don’t plan on making up their mind until they meet the candidates or watch them debate,” the memo said.
“From what we can tell, pro-DeSantis efforts are currently and will continue to run a robust effort in Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire, that includes paid media and field,” the memo reads in part.
“While Super Tuesday is critically important, we will not dedicate resources to Super Tuesday that slow our momentum in New Hampshire. We expect to revisit this investment in the Fall,” it added.
The DeSantis campaign had been trying to ease the concerns of donors while having to lay off dozens of staff members.
The campaign had to let go of more than a third of campaign staff, in July, which will amount to a total of 36 jobs shed across an array of departments. In addition, two senior campaign advisers, Dave Abrams and Tucker Obenshain, departed from the campaign.
“Following a top-to-bottom review of our organization, we have taken additional, aggressive steps to streamline operations and put Ron DeSantis in the strongest position to win this primary and defeat Joe Biden,” then-campaign manager Peck noted in an official statement. “Gov. DeSantis is going to lead the Great American Comeback and we’re ready to hit the ground running as we head into an important month of the campaign.”
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