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23 Jan 2024

DeSantis Exits Presidential Race, Backs Trump

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis [has withdrawn from the 2024 presidential race](https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68051757), endorsing Donald Trump. DeSantis, once a strong contender, conceded he lacked a clear path to victory. His decision comes ahead of the New Hampshire Republican primary, where he was polling low. Trump, leading the race after winning Iowa, received DeSantis's support despite past disagreements. Nikki Haley remains Trump's primary challenger, positioning herself as the only candidate capable of defeating President Joe Biden. DeSantis's endorsement strengthens Trump's position as the Republican frontrunner.