Ron DeSantis receives first presidential endorsement from fellow governor
Stitt's endorsement comes as more than 20 Oklahoma state legislators and officials have also voiced support for DeSantis.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis received his first endorsement for the Republican presidential primary from a fellow governor with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt.
"Governor DeSantis is a strong conservative and principled leader, and I am proud to endorse him for president," Stitt, a Republican, said Saturday before a crowd in Oklahoma at an event with DeSantis.
"As a proven leader, DeSantis has boldly delivered results for the people of Florida that laid the groundwork for a booming economy, an education system focused on student outcomes, and better infrastructure for working families," Stitt also said. "To deliver these same results all across America and unwind the disastrous liberal mandates of the Biden administration is going to demand a candidate who can win and keep winning as a two-term president. I am confident that leader is Ron DeSantis."
Stitt's endorsement is the first from a governor for DeSantis, while former President Donald Trump, who is the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, has the endorsements of Gov. Henry McMaster, R-S.C., and Gov. Jim Justice, R-W.Va.
Stitt's endorsement also comes as more than 20 Oklahoma state legislators and officials have also voiced support for DeSantis.