The information, which got here hours after DeSantis was concerned in a automotive crash (he and his group had been unhurt), was the newest in a string of developments tied to the marketing campaign’s ongoing reboot.
Contained in the marketing campaign, there’s a mixture of confidence and concern, relying on who you’re talking with. The current firings have placated some frightened donors, although others have grown extra skeptical that DeSantis is the one to beat Trump in a main.
“I wish to see some momentum,” Republican donor Dan Eberhart, who nonetheless stays firmly behind DeSantis, informed Semafor. Eberhart mentioned DeSantis was appropriate in “dropping some ballast” earlier than the marketing campaign heats up afterward, including that “the primary debate is the beginning of the common season.”
So what’s subsequent for group DeSantis? Within the coming weeks, anticipate to see a critical shift to coverage from the Florida governor. DeSantis has been previewing this pivot, noting throughout a current press convention that his group shall be placing collectively “a imaginative and prescient for the financial system” and “a giant rollout on nationwide safety.” It’s an open query whether or not that can flip issues round — the divisions within the social gathering, and particularly between Trump and the remainder of discipline, appear to be about one thing extra visceral than coverage papers.