[guest post by Dana]
Despite Gov. DeSantis having not yet made an official announcement for 2024, the Trump campaign is already capitalizing on the former president’s increasing support and $12 million indictment fundraising boon by urging DeSantis voters to jump ship:
The Trump campaign, in an email sent earlier this week to DeSantis donors and obtained by Fox News, emphasizes that “now is the time to demonstrate your support and join Team 47 early.”
“The two things the memo illustrates are the President’s huge numbers and Governor Ron DeSantis’ collapsing numbers,” the Trump campaign wrote in the memo.
Clearly, the campaign views DeSantis as Trump’s strongest opponent for the 2024 nomination. The fundraising memo says as much as it presents Trump as the “inevitable nominee,” thus DeSantis’ donors would be smart to dump DeSantis now and support the former president:
Having just completed our own survey of 1,000 likely 2024 general election voters conducted on behalf of the Donald J. Trump for President 2024 campaign and reviewing recent media polls completed before and after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of President Trump, it is very clear that President Trump has gained strong majority support from Republican primary voters against any opponent and leads incumbent President Joe Biden among likely voters.
Any reputable poll now shows Republican primary voters are appalled, angry and are unifying behind President Trump in his nomination. Voters and reported donations to the Trump campaign are increasing exponentially.
This is a historic attack against the Republican Party’s ability to nominate and challenge failing incumbent radical left, corrupt President Biden. Rank and file Republican primary voters and donors are rising to the challenge by rallying around our strongest candidate, President Trump.
Since February President Trump in any multicandidate field is building majority support and his potential opponents are either fading or not generating any significant support at all.
Note: Trump’s group, MAGA Inc. had $54 million on hand at the end of last year.
Not surprisingly, the DeSantis camp is already working on a long-term strategy in their still-unofficial run against Trump:
Even though it’s early and DeSantis isn’t officially a candidate yet, in talks behind the scenes, an expanded map is viewed as one of the keys to victory, three sources close to the governor said.
“There have been multiple conversations about delegates and how they are picked in various states across the country,” a DeSantis adviser said. “One thing that we have looked at is that Trump can be beat on the delegate portion of all this. He has never been good at that.”
Another DeSantis political adviser said there have been internal conversations about delegate strategy.