During an address delivered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Governor Kevin Stitt, a prominent Republican figure, extended his endorsement to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the highly coveted Republican presidential nomination. Making his stance resoundingly clear, Stitt, who has served two terms as governor, expressed his unwavering support for DeSantis, thus solidifying their shared vision for the party’s future. Stitt stated:
“As fellow Governors during COVID, DeSantis did not surrender states’ rights and individual liberties over to groupthink,” Stitt said in a statement. “In this election cycle, Oklahomans will remember that DeSantis was one of the few who never backed down in the face of adversity, because DeSantis operated with dogged conviction and shared our values for a limited government and free country.”
“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,” said Stitt. “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.”
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The governor expressed his willingness to consider a cabinet position if DeSantis were to emerge emerges victorious in the 2024 presidential election. With an eye towards the future, he specifically mentioned his interest in potentially serving as the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Energy, roles that he believed would align well with his skills and experience.