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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is making a fundraising cease in Utah this month

DeSantis is taken into account a doable candidate for the 2024 GOP presidency.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will go to Utah later this month to prepare a big fundraiser.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who’s rumored to be contemplating operating for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, is arriving in Utah later this month for an enormous fundraiser.

Based on an invite from The Salt Lake Tribune, DeSantis is scheduled to carry out at two non-public fundraisers on July 20 — a breakfast in Salt Lake Metropolis, adopted by a reception in Park Metropolis this afternoon. A breakfast ticket together with a photograph alternative is $2,500 per particular person. Breakfast alone prices $500 per particular person. Tickets to the reception are $12,500 every.

Occasion organizers declined to remark, hoping to maintain the occasion quiet.

Although he’s not concerned in planning or making ready for his go to, Utah GOP Chairman Carson Jorgensen says he’s excited to welcome DeSantis to the state.

“Utah Republicans will all the time welcome an amazing conservative governor and doable presidential candidate to our state,” Jorgensen stated.

DeSantis visited Utah final summer season, the place he poked enjoyable at COVID-19 restrictions throughout his speech on the American Legislative Alternate Council’s annual assembly in Salt Lake Metropolis.

The Florida governor has been talked about as a doable rival of Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Polls counsel DeSantis can be the entrance runner if Trump selected to remain out of the operating. Trump lately stated he would defeat the governor of Florida in a presidential main. Neither man has stated they are going to be competing within the race subsequent yr.

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Earlier than DeSantis can harbor any presidency ambitions, he should first win his bid for re-election as governor of Florida. DeSantis raised a report $111 million for his efforts in 2022.

Utah has lately grow to be a preferred fundraising spot for high-profile GOP politicians. Sen. Mike Lee introduced North Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to Utah for a pre-Congress occasion in March. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney additionally hosted fundraisers for campaigns within the hive state final yr. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is making a fundraising cease in Utah this month