Come­back Ron? DeSan­tis refus­es to cede the spot­light after pri­ma­ry loss

Comeback Ron? DeSantis refuses to cede the spotlight after primary loss

TALLAHASSEE, Flori­da — Most defeat­ed pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates skulk away and stay silent, at least for a while as they try to regroup. Not Gov. Ron DeSan­tis (R‑FL). Since exit­ing the 2024 Repub­li­can pri­ma­ry, the Flori­da gov­er­nor has remained very much in the pub­lic eye.
DeSan­tis announced hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars in new toll relief for Flori­da com­muters. He signed a new anti-squat­ting law that was hailed as both tough on crime and a defense of prop­er­ty rights. He has said that under his lead­er­ship, the state has res­cued some 200 Florid­i­ans from the insta­bil­i­ty in Haiti while try­ing to avert a migra­tion cri­sis at home. And many DeSan­tis sup­port­ers took a vic­to­ry lap after the state’s set­tle­ment with the Walt Dis­ney Com­pa­ny.
It is a return to form for DeSan­tis, who used his Flori­da record to pro­pel him­self to the top tier of this year’s Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial field. But he proved no match fo …