And unlike many other Republicans mentioned as possible 2024 candidates, DeSantis has not said he would get out of the race to make way for Trump.
The message is this: I’m the big dog on this block.
The simple fact is that, aside from Trump, there are very few other Republican politicians who can come close to the number that DeSantis just put on the board.
While fundraising isn’t a guarantor of success in a presidential race — see Jeb Bush — it does tend to signal that a candidate has deep and broad support. Plus, it costs a whole lot of money to build organizations in early voting states and nationally.
The Point: The jockeying for 2024 is already very much underway in the GOP. And DeSantis just bulled his way to the front of the line.
Source : CNN