While all eyes are on the 2022 midterm elections, some are looking forward to 2024 and the race for the White House. And while former President Donald Trump is busy holding rallies, another possible candidate is also heading to support GOP candidates across the country.

Trump-endorsed GOP candidates, too.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, currently a 2024 Republican runner-up and second favorite, is heading to Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania for the next rallies. These battleground states will have a huge impact on how things play out in the next Congress.

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DeSantis will campaign for several Trump-endorsed candidates, including Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, Arizona for Senate candidate Blake Masters and gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, and New Mexico for Rep. Yvette Herrel.

This move could prove strategic for DeSantis. His name is among those regularly featured as 2024 GOP presidential candidates, and he has become hugely popular with conservatives for his approach to governance and media relations.

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Trump, DeSantis and the CPAC Dallas Presidential Poll

Since the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held each February, Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis have traded heads in various straw polls held at GOP rallies.

In February, the fictional CPAC poll had Trump up on DeSantis from 58% to 28%. In May, at the Wisconsin state GOP convention, a mock poll taken there had DeSantis with a slight advantage over Trump at 38% to 32%.

A recent New York Times/Siena College poll had Trump at 49% among likely GOP voters and DeSantis at 25%. Last weekend at the CPAC conference in DallasTrump won the straw poll hands down with 59% of the vote and DeSantis with 24%

But another interesting thing happened in Dallas. A the second poll was conducted without Trump’s name in the race. DeSantis leads the list with 65% of the vote.

Trump has also in the past spoken positively about a possible Trump/DeSantis GOP ticket in 2024 and has – so far – had nothing but praise for DeSantis.

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Not all Republicans are on board with DeSantis

While most Republicans seem to be on edge for 2024, whether the nominee is Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis, not everyone in the GOP is supporting DeSantis if Trump decides not to run.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is willing to put her political career on the chopping block in order to “rid” America of Donald Trump, said in an interview with The New York Times that it would be “very difficult.” to support a DeSantis candidacy in 2024.

She went on to say, “I think Ron DeSantis has aligned himself almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous.” Liz Cheney has reason to worry about her own campaign. His main opponent, lawyer Harriet Hageman leads her in a Casper Star-Tribune poll 52% to 30%.

On Sunday, during an interview with possibly his future employer, CNN, Cheney said that if she loses her seat in the House More participation in the endless investigations of the former president, “there is no doubt”, it was worth it.

Meanwhile, in an attempt to salvage what is likely her last campaign for the House, Liz Cheney decided it would be a good idea to bring in some reinforcements.

Enter her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, to seemingly echo family talking points about the dangers of Donald Trump. Dick Cheney said in the ad, “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who poses a greater threat to our Republic than Donald Trump.”

It should come as no surprise that arch-neocon Dick Cheney is not a fan of Trump, and vice versa.

At a rally in Wyoming in May, Trump lambasted the younger Cheney for “loving endless, senseless, bloody wars.” He added: “The Cheneys are die-hard globalists and warmongers who have been dragging us into new conflicts for decades, spilling American blood and spending American treasuries all over the world.

In a fun twist, Cheney recently told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked if she would consider running for president in 2024 herself, she replied, “At this point, I haven’t taken any decision for 2024. I will make a decision on 2024 down the road.”

Good luck with this Liz.

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