DeSantis touts New Hampshire state lawmaker who flipped endorsement to him from Trump
DeSantis has been endorsed by 70 New Hampshire officials, but he still remains behind Trump in primary polls.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday touted an endorsement from New Hampshire state Rep. Jordan Ulrey, who switched his support from former President Donald Trump to the Florida Republican in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
DeSantis also announced eight other endorsements from New Hampshire officials, bringing his total number of endorsements in the state up to 70.
Ulrey described DeSantis as the "conservative candidate our party needs to put the focus back on the issues and unify us with a shared vision of reversing our nation’s decline, which starts with sending Joe Biden back to his basement."
DeSantis visited New Hampshire, an early primary state, late last month and he plans on visiting again later this month.
The Florida governor said his new endorsements in New Hampshire also include six former state lawmakers, one school board member and one current state representative.
The endorsement comes as Trump is polling ahead of all Republican rivals in New Hampshire. A poll from the NH Journal released Monday shows Trump has the support of 43% of Republican primary voters, while DeSantis is tied for second with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 9%.