DeSan­tis relo­cat­ing a third of staff to Iowa after $15 mil­lion quar­ter­ly haul

Gov. Ron DeSan­tis’s (R‑FL) pres­i­den­tial cam­paign is mak­ing a big bet on Iowa, where the first in the nation Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial cau­cus­es will take place in Jan­u­ary. DeSan­tis’s team con­firmed plans to move one-third of their staff to the piv­otal state ahead of the cau­cus­es.
The strate­gic relo­ca­tion is fueled by the DeSan­tis cam­paign’s third-quar­ter fundrais­ing haul of $15 mil­lion, which it announced Wednes­day.
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“About a third of our Tal­la­has­see head­quar­ters staff will be deploy­ing to Iowa in the weeks ahead,” deputy cam­paign man­ag­er David Polyan­sky said in a state­ment. “While the cam­paign will still have a strong pres­ence in Tal­la­has­see, we are rede­ploy­ing many of our assets so we can fur­ther take the fight direct­ly to Don­ald Trump in Iowa.
“While we con­tin­ue to be excit­ed about the cau­cus orga­niz­ing struc­ture our allies at Nev­er Back Down have built and are grow­ing, we are now in a posi­tion to dou­ble-down on those efforts by bring­ing more of our team to Iowa to sup­port the gov­er­nor as he makes his final push towards vic­to­ry,” he added.
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