DeSantis pushes past embarrassing campaign start, outlines travel schedule for early state visits

Florida State Of The State
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he gives his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is working to push past an embarrassing beginning to his presidential campaign.

The Republican outlined an aggressive travel schedule on Thursday, and his allies insist they remain well funded and well positioned for a long fight ahead.

Still, DeSantis faced nagging questions about his rocky rollout during a Thursday conservative media tour.

The 44-year-old governor formally launched his campaign Wednesday during an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, but the audio stream crashed repeatedly.

DeSantis’ allies privately acknowledge that the situation was an unwelcome distraction. But there is a broad sense that the announcement snafu will have limited long-term political consequences.

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5/25/2023 4:12:40 PM (GMT -5:00)

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