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DeSantis Campaign Press Release - Ron DeSantis Barnstorms Iowa in Third Day of Six-Day Swing

December 18, 2023

"I'm the only one running that's delivered on 100% of my promises, and will win, win, win."

DES MOINES, Iowa – Ron DeSantis started the week off strong with a full day of interviews and events all over Iowa, beginning with a hit on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Watch part one here and part two here.

DeSantis then headed to the WHO13 studio in Des Moines, where he filmed an interview on-set with Zach Fisher. When asked to give his pitch to Iowans on why he's the man for the job, DeSantis said,

"One, we need a president that will fight for you. I will do that. I have a history of doing that in the state of Florida, whether it's fighting Fauci during COVID, fighting for the innocence of our kids. We also need a president that will win for you. And yes, win the election, and I've shown I can do that in record fashion in Florida, but win on all these issues. And I'm the only one running that's delivered on 100% of my promises, and will win, win, win. Finally, leadership, I will put the vision, I'll execute the vision, and we will restore this country to the greatness that it deserves."

Watch the full interview on WHO13's News at Four here.

After the interview, DeSantis visited Iowa Spring Manufacturing in Adel, which is a small business that was hit hard by Bidenflation. He took a tour of the factory, and then held a town hall with the employees.

When asked by a reporter at the town hall about Iowa's importance on the path to the nomination, he answered,

"We're going to win Iowa. That doesn't guarantee you anything. People would won it and not, people have not won it and won. You need a majority of the delegates, and this is a long haul, and we're going to be fighting, and we're going to be fighting all over the country over these next many months."

Following the event, DeSantis was interviewed by Fox News Correspondent Mark Meredith for segments that aired on the Faulkner Focus, The Story with Martha MacCallum, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Special Report with Bret Baier.

"Nikki Haley is not somebody that conservatives have any confidence in. That's not her record. She's been cozying up to even Liberal Democrat, mega-donors on Wall Street and in California. Her program is not what Republican voters are looking to have. And I think that's been more apparent as people have gotten to know her more and more."

Then, he held a roundtable with biofuel industry leaders at POET Bioprocessing.

Casey DeSantis had a busy day of her own, visiting with Iowans in four different stops throughout the day as a special guest with Never Back Down. She started off the morning in Pella at Smokey Row Coffee, and then headed to Indianola for breakfast at Cabin Coffee.

For lunch, she and Mason headed over to Jethro's BBQ and Jambalaya in West Des Moines, and then made one more stop afterwards at Mahalos Coffee in Norwalk.

Ron and Casey DeSantis then headed to Davenport for a fireside chat with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds hosted by the Scott County GOP. They were introduced by special guest Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX). Chip Roy explained why he is supporting Ron DeSantis for president:

"I've never seen anybody who is more committed to advancing conservative principles, standing up for his country, and delivering than Governor Ron DeSantis."

Watch the full fireside chat here.

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - Ron DeSantis Barnstorms Iowa in Third Day of Six-Day Swing Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/370683

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