DeSantis campaign denies allegations that he will leave race on Jan. 15

 January 8, 2024

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis fired back at a report from The Hill that claimed he would be dropping out of the presidential race on Jan. 15, just after the Iowa caucus.

DeSantis' campaign denied claims in strong terms.

Campaign press secretary Bryan Griffin said in a statement posted on X that, "Team Trump must be getting nervous. They're acting like the leftist media, pushing fake news from a hack op-ed and anonymous sources. Ron DeSantis is in this for the long haul."

Griffin seemed to insinuate that the anonymous sources were actually from former president Donald Trump's campaign, and the op-ed was an attempt to undermine DeSantis ahead of the Iowa caucus.

The Hill claimed that a "major donor and a high-level political operative" was their source indicating that DeSantis would call it quits if he lost in Iowa.

It makes sense that the DeSantis campaign would vehemently deny such a report, but that doesn't mean an Iowa loss isn't going to be the effective end of the governor's 2024 campaign. If he can't manage a good showing, there is little reason for him to continue to spend money on a lost cause.