According to a report, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida and former President Donald Trump will both be in New Hampshire for separate engagements.
Next week, both Republican presidential candidates will be in the early primary state to campaign. According to reports, DeSantis will host a town hall in Hollis, New Hampshire. This comes after he has already toured the state since launching his presidential run last month.
Meanwhile, Trump is scheduled to speak at the 76th annual Lilac Luncheon hosted by the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women in Concord on the same day.
Next Tuesday, DeSantis is set to visit the Granite State, but his appearance has drawn criticism from the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women.
Like all other presidential hopefuls before him, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis understands the critical significance of a strong showing in the Granite State’s primary contests. New Hampshire has a reputation as a state that may make or break a candidate’s chances of winning the nomination.
But the biggest grassroots Republican women’s group in the first-in-the-nation primary state has already reacted negatively to DeSantis’ planned visit.
According to reports, the organization released a harsh statement last week criticizing DeSantis for scheduling an event that conflicted with their annual fundraiser lunch. The organization was upset by DeSantis’ decision and requested that the governor reconsider.
Christine Peters, the group’s events director, said in a statement that It has long been a New Hampshire tradition to be courteous when planning events. It has never happened before that a candidate would interfere with the most important event the organization hosts all year.
However, DeSantis’ team chose to disregard the criticism instead of postponing the event, claiming that it was held in a different region of the state, forty minutes away.
Republican strategist Mike Dennehy, who is headquartered in New Hampshire, said that DeSantis’ decision was dumb and the worst tactical mistake he has made thus far. In New Hampshire, the Republican Women’s Federation is not someone you mess with.