As the 2024 presidential primary begins in New Hampshire, Republicans are looking for a strong, capable challenger for Joe Biden who can win and lead our country forward. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida is emerging as a top contender, and for good reason. With his drive, energy, and proven record of success, I believe DeSantis is exactly the leader America needs today.

Governor DeSantis is a proven effective leader. He has shown that he has the determination to change broken systems and fight against radical agendas trying to undermine our society. DeSantis has also proven his ability to unite and appeal to a broad spectrum of his constituents. He took office by a narrow margin and then secured re-election by the largest margin in fifty years, also extending his coattails down the ballot resulting in a supermajority legislature. He even flipped dark blue Miami-Dade County. This is a testament to his popularity and effectiveness as a leader. DeSantis is a man who knows how to win, and he can help Republicans win in 2024.

In recent years, the Republican party has struggled to connect with suburban voters. However, Governor DeSantis understands the importance of reaching out to these voters and bringing them back into the Republican Party. His leadership and record of success in Florida can serve as a model for how Republicans can win back suburban voters across the country. With DeSantis at the helm, the Republican Party can become a true coalition of working-class Americans and suburban voters. To win in 2024, Republicans need such a leader for New Hampshire and for America to rally behind.

During the COVID pandemic, Governor DeSantis showed strong leadership and pushed back against Dr. Anthony Fauci’s COVID mandates. While other states shut down businesses and imposed strict lockdowns, DeSantis kept Florida open and helped the state’s economy thrive. Florida was one of the first states to reopen businesses and grow its economy, and DeSantis was at the forefront of this effort. He understood that small businesses were the lifeblood of the state’s economy and that they needed to stay open to survive. As a result, Florida’s unemployment rate is below the national average, and the state’s economy is booming.

Governor DeSantis has also been a leader in the fight for medical freedom. He understands that government mandates and regulations can be harmful and counterproductive, and he is committed to ensuring that the kind of sweeping mandates and out-of-control regulation of the government that we saw during COVID is never allowed to happen again. DeSantis has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of Floridians and to ensure that they have the freedom to make their own healthcare decisions.

In addition to his work on COVID and medical freedom, Governor DeSantis has been a strong advocate for parents’ rights over the education of their children. He was the first governor to stop the sexualizing of children by transgender activists that has been occurring in other states. DeSantis has also demonstrated his commitment to education freedom, expanding school choice regardless of economic circumstances and making it a reality for ALL students. He understands that every child deserves a quality education, regardless of their zip code or family income.

Governor Ron DeSantis is exactly the candidate America needs in 2024. He has the drive and energy to win, record of success to prove it, and the leadership qualities to bring our country together. With DeSantis as our nominee, Republicans can win back the White House, Congress, and state legislatures – continuing the work of making America great again. While it may still be early, other candidates have already been on the ground for a while. It’s time for Governor DeSantis to get into this race and start earning Granite Staters’ support. I hope to see him on the trail soon.