Ron DeSantis visits rural counties on his campaign tour (includes video story)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling into rural Iowa as he takes his campaign on the road.

“I think it’s very important that you go to the rural counties, so we’re gonna hit them all, and this is probably the easiest way to do it,” said the 2024 presidential candidate.

DeSantis is back following an overhaul of his two-month-old campaign. In the last week, he laid off over one-third of his staff due to budget concerns.

Campaign officials pledge a “leaner” and more “insurgent campaign” to take on former President Donald Trump. Yet, they admitted mistakes in fundraising and messaging.

When DeSantis was asked by a reporter what voters should take away from his campaign to become top executive his response was to “focus on the substance” and to make sure it’s being followed.

DeSantis is focused on the early nominating states like Iowa in order to secure more votes during the 2024 presidential elections. Yet, according to a Fox Business poll, Iowa is leaning toward former President Donald Trump.

As his campaign resets, DeSantis is zeroing in on the message of electability, making the case he’s the only one in the primary who can win a general election.

Valentina Gaspari is a sophomore majoring in Digital Broadcasting. A bilingual woman who enjoys traveling and covering/editing stories, Gaspari is passionate about working in the news or entertainment field as a reporter or producer after graduation.