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DeSantis Campaign Press Release - Countdown to Caucus: DeSantis' Packed Saturday in Iowa

January 13, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – With just two days left until the Iowa Caucuses, Team DeSantis is barreling full speed ahead to get out the vote. DeSantis had a full day today, and Iowans were excited to get out and hear from him, despite negative temperatures and blizzard conditions.

He started out the day with a Countdown to Caucus event at the Grass Wagon in Council Bluffs as a special guest with Never Back Down. He was joined by Iowa faith leader Bob Vander Plaats and Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX).

One supporter flipped from Trump to DeSantis after hearing him speak. He explained why:

"The country is divided, and we need less division...somehow he did that in Florida, and hopefully he can do the same thing nationally."

Fox News' Bill Melugin went on to report,

"Just before this DeSantis event began, we had a man named Brian come up to us who was undecided trying to figure out if he wants to caucus for former president Trump, or Governor Desantis. We told him check in with us after the event here and let us know where your head's at. He just came up to me five minutes ago and told me that Governor DeSantis has earned his vote. He plans to caucus for DeSantis come Monday night."

In the afternoon, he rallied his supporters and volunteers with a visit to the packed Never Back Down headquarters in West Des Moines. DeSantis supporters from Iowa and all across the country have been braving the weather to door knock in the snow, help out at events, and spread the word about why they support him for president. It goes to show that Team DeSantis is the most orgnanized and committed!

One volunteer spoke to C-SPAN about why he loved Desantis' visit to the HQ. "I volunteered for Cruz back in 2016, and that was nothing like this. This was like 100x of what I saw back then."

DeSantis, Vander Plaats, and Rep. Roy finished out the day in eastern Iowa with a Countdown to Caucus event in Davenport. As Rep. Roy said,

"This is how you do it. You get out to earn the votes. We're out on the road doing the hard work to earn the votes of the people."

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - Countdown to Caucus: DeSantis' Packed Saturday in Iowa Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/370586

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