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September 29, 2023, 4:36 PM

A closer look at DeSantis' record on fracking: Florida voters banned it as he took office

Nikki Haley accused Ron DeSantis at the Republican primary debate on Wednesday of banning hydraulic fracking in Florida -- a misleading claim
September 29, 2023, 4:36 PM
A closer look at DeSantis' fracking record: Fla. voters banned it as he took office
September 29, 2023, 4:33 PM

DeSantis commits to a 15-week national abortion ban for the first time

Gov. Ron DeSantis says for the first time he would support a 15-week national abortion ban.
September 29, 2023, 4:33 PM
DeSantis commits to a 15-week national abortion ban for the first time
September 27, 2023, 11:57 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis' campaign spokesperson on expectations at the next GOP debate

Florida's Governor along with seven republican candidates for president will have the spotlight on their campaigns at the second Republican presidential debate.
September 27, 2023, 11:57 PM
Gov. Ron DeSantis' campaign spokesperson on expectations at the next GOP debate
September 27, 2023, 6:55 PM

Calls mount for DeSantis to visit New Hampshire more amid wavering support

With support plummeting in the critical early state of New Hampshire, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signals his intent to visit the state more.
September 27, 2023, 6:55 PM
Calls mount for DeSantis to visit New Hampshire more amid wavering support
September 26, 2023, 4:39 PM

DeSantis to debate Newsom

The Florida and California governors have agreed to debate each other one-on-one, fueling speculation over Newsom's ambitions. ABC's Lionel Moise reports.
September 26, 2023, 4:39 PM
DeSantis to debate Newsom
September 25, 2023, 9:10 PM

DeSantis and Newsom to debate in Georgia, discussing 'everyday issues'

Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom will debate each other on Fox News on Nov. 30 in Georgia; Sean Hannity will moderate
September 25, 2023, 9:10 PM
DeSantis and Newsom to debate in Georgia, discussing 'everyday issues'
September 25, 2023, 9:09 PM

DeSantis talks Trump, Black history, Disney, state of GOP primary and more

DeSantis sought to contrast himself with Trump while defending against criticism of his campaign and speaking about his plan for the southern border and other issues
September 25, 2023, 9:09 PM
DeSantis talks Trump, Black history, Disney, state of GOP primary and more
September 25, 2023, 5:31 PM

DeSantis says Trump could've 'come out more forcefully' during Jan. 6

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday tried to walk a fine line when asked about former President Donald Trump's actions on Jan. 6 after Trump was sent a target letter
September 25, 2023, 5:31 PM
DeSantis says Trump could've 'come out more forcefully' during Jan. 6
September 25, 2023, 5:30 PM

DeSantis rolls out energy policy, contends climate change is invoked to create 'fear'

Ron DeSantis unveiled his energy plan on Wednesday in Texas, focusing on American "dominance" and undoing the energy and climate policies of President Joe Biden
September 25, 2023, 5:30 PM
DeSantis rolls out energy policy, contends climate change invoked to create 'fear'
September 25, 2023, 5:29 PM

DeSantis talks Trump, trans issues and 'what wokeness is'

Ron DeSantis sat down Tuesday with CNN's Jake Tapper for an interview -- and even just by sitting across from Tapper, DeSantis entered unfamiliar territory
September 25, 2023, 5:29 PM
DeSantis talks Trump, trans issues and 'what wokeness is'
September 25, 2023, 5:26 PM

Trump and DeSantis are 'wrong' on Ukraine policy, 2024 GOP hopeful Will Hurd says

Presidential candidate Will Hurd on Sunday said he stood out from Trump and DeSantis in the Republican primary field because of his views on foreign policy and Ukraine
September 25, 2023, 5:26 PM
Trump and DeSantis are 'wrong' on Ukraine policy, new 2024 GOP candidate says
September 25, 2023, 5:22 PM

Florida court hearing spotlights DeSantis' dance on abortion: ANALYSIS

A Florida Supreme Court hearing on the state's 15-week abortion ban is tied to Gov. Ron DeSantis' record on the issue
September 25, 2023, 5:22 PM
Florida court hearing spotlights DeSantis' dance on abortion: ANALYSIS
September 21, 2023, 7:32 AM

Ron DeSantis opens up about his agenda, presidential ambitions

ABC News' Linsey Davis sits down with the Florida governor and presidential candidate about his stance on abortion rights and on the current GOP front-runner former president Donald Trump.
September 21, 2023, 7:32 AM
Ron DeSantis opens up about his agenda, presidential ambitions
September 21, 2023, 2:58 AM

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls Trump's abortion comment a ‘mistake’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke exclusively with Gov. Ron DeSantis about Florida’s six-week abortion ban, addressing cartels and migrant arrivals at the border and his legal fight with Disney.
September 21, 2023, 2:58 AM
Gov. Ron DeSantis calls Trump's abortion comment a ‘mistake’
September 21, 2023, 1:51 AM

DeSantis calls out Trump's abortion comment as 'mistake': 'He's a different candidate' than in 2016

DeSantis criticized Trump for calling Florida's six-week abortion ban "terrible," with DeSantis accusing his 2024 rival of being "a different candidate" than 2016
September 21, 2023, 1:51 AM
DeSantis calls out Trump abortion comment as 'mistake': He's 'different' than in 2016
September 21, 2023, 1:47 AM

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Not ‘business as usual when I become president’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke exclusively with Gov. Ron DeSantis about his approach to Washington, his stance on COVID boosters and his handling of the pandemic and the next GOP debate.
September 21, 2023, 1:47 AM
Gov. Ron DeSantis: Not ‘business as usual when I become president’
September 20, 2023, 9:52 PM

DeSantis calls out Trump’s comments on 6-week abortion ban

ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis sat down with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss the state's six-week abortion ban and former President Donald Trump’s remarks.
September 20, 2023, 9:52 PM
DeSantis calls out Trump’s comments on 6-week abortion ban
September 20, 2023, 8:05 PM

DeSantis hits Donald Trump for ‘big mistake’ on abortion

ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis sat down for an exclusive interview with Florida governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis.
September 20, 2023, 8:05 PM
DeSantis hits Donald Trump for ‘big mistake’ on abortion
September 20, 2023, 7:42 PM

Ron DeSantis explains how, as president, he would try to lower gas to $2/gallon

The solution is "energy dominance using the resources we have," the Florida governor and Republican candidate said.
September 20, 2023, 7:42 PM
Ron DeSantis explains how, as president, he would try to lower gas to $2/gallon
September 15, 2023, 9:24 PM

GOP contenders collide in Washington, DeSantis shrugs at the polls and more trail takeaways

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former President Donald Trump will speak at the Pray Vote Stand Summit.
September 15, 2023, 9:24 PM
GOP hopefuls collide in DC, DeSantis shrugs at the polls and more trail takeaways
September 15, 2023, 10:10 AM

DeSantis' administration advises against updated COVID shots for people under 65

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is advising against the use of the new COVID-19 booster for people under the age of 65, even as infections tick upward in the U.S.
September 15, 2023, 10:10 AM
DeSantis' administration advises against updated COVID shots for people under 65
September 12, 2023, 2:21 AM

DeSantis, visiting with 9/11 families, calls for 'transparency and accountability'

Ron DeSantis attended a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at ground zero in New York City on Monday, appearing with more than a dozen people who lost family on Sep. 11
September 12, 2023, 2:21 AM
DeSantis, visiting with 9/11 families, calls for 'transparency and accountability'
September 12, 2023, 1:10 AM

Harris, DeSantis and Giuliani are among politicians marking Sept. 11 terror attacks at ground zero

Vice President Kamala Harris, Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined New York politicians and mourners at a 9/11 memorial ceremony at ground zero Monday
September 12, 2023, 1:10 AM
Harris, DeSantis, Giuliani among politicians marking Sept. 11 attacks at ground zero
September 10, 2023, 3:02 AM

Trump stops at a fraternity house on his way to Iowa-Iowa State football game, outdrawing his rivals

Donald Trump crossed paths with some his presidential campaign rivals.
September 10, 2023, 3:02 AM
Trump stops at a fraternity house on his way to Iowa-Iowa State football game
September 6, 2023, 7:34 PM

Christie says DeSantis put 'politics ahead of his job' by not seeing Biden during hurricane visit

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put “politics ahead of his job” by declining to meet with President Joe Biden during Biden's weekend visit to survey Hurricane Idalia’s damage in DeSantis’ state
September 6, 2023, 7:34 PM
Christie: DeSantis put 'politics ahead of his job' by not seeing Biden
1 month ago

DeSantis' redistricting map in Florida is unconstitutional and must be redrawn, judge says

Redistricting plan pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis violates the state constitution.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Biden says 'I don't know' what happened with DeSantis meeting as he surveys Hurricane Idalia damage

President Joe Biden says he doesn't know what happened to plans for a meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he surveys Hurricane Idalia damage in Florida.
1 month ago
Biden says 'I don't know' what happened with DeSantis meeting in Florida
1 month ago

Gov. DeSantis gives update on Idalia

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis provides an update on Hurricane Idalia and the state's plans for recovery.
1 month ago
Gov. DeSantis gives update on Idalia
1 month ago

DeSantis' campaign says it raised more than $1 million in 24 hours after GOP debate

Less than 24 hours following the first GOP presidential primary debate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised just over $1 million, according to his campaign.
1 month ago
DeSantis' campaign says it raised more than $1 million in 24 hours after GOP debate
1 month ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' chief of staff on GOP debate expectations

ABC News' Rachel Scott talks to Ron DeSantis' chief of staff James Uthmeier on what will be key for his boss to break through at the first GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee.
1 month ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' chief of staff on GOP debate expectations
1 month ago

Suarez criticizes DeSantis' handling of slavery curriculum, addresses Trump indictments

Francis Suarez's differences with Ron DeSantis include the governor's handling of state standards on teaching Black history and what critics call the "Don't Say Gay" law
1 month ago
Suarez criticizes DeSantis' handling of slavery curriculum, addresses Trump charges
1 month ago

Ron DeSantis under fire for 'listless vessels' remark, and more campaign trail takeaways

A DeSantis spokesperson stated he was referring to Trump and his congressional supporters, not everyday voters.
1 month ago
DeSantis under fire for 'listless vessels' remark, and more campaign trail takeaways
1 month ago

‘Ron DeSantis has a lot to prove on the national stage’: Donna Brazile

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
1 month ago
‘Ron DeSantis has a lot to prove on the national stage’: Donna Brazile
1 month ago

Trump's GOP rivals needle him about showing up to debate days after 4th indictment

Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis said all candidates should show for Wednesday's GOP debate.
1 month ago
Trump's GOP rivals needle him about showing up to debate days after 4th indictment
1 month ago

Super PAC's debate advice for DeSantis' revealed, and more takeaways from the trail

A slew of documents drawing back the curtain on Florida Gov. Ron Desantis GOP debate preparation were published online.
1 month ago
Super PAC's debate advice for DeSantis revealed, and more takeaways from the trail
1 month ago

Donors still sticking with DeSantis despite campaign struggles

Many big-dollar donors are sticking with Gov. Ron DeSantis, with many citing that he is the best option to defeat former President Donald Trump.
1 month ago
Donors still sticking with DeSantis despite campaign struggles
2 months ago

How Ron DeSantis' campaign style has changed after early stumbles: Reporter's notebook

Observing Ron DeSantis in Iowa and New Hampshire in recent weeks exemplifies the reset he hopes will reignite his 2024 presidential campaign against Trump
2 months ago
How Ron DeSantis' campaign style has changed after stumbles: Reporter's notebook
2 months ago

DeSantis takes a different tone on Disney fight: 'Moved on'

Ron DeSantis has "basically moved on" from his conflict with Disney he told CNBC on Monday -- a shift in tone for the governor, who is running for president
2 months ago
DeSantis takes a different tone on Disney fight: 'Moved on'
2 months ago

2024 candidates react to Hunter Biden special counsel, and more takeaways from the trail

"The American people deserve answers," former Vice President Mike Pence told ABC News when asked about the Hunter Biden special counsel appointment.
2 months ago
2024 field reacts to Hunter Biden special counsel, and more takeaways from the trail
2 months ago

Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis descend on Iowa state fair

ABC News’ senior congressional correspondent Rachel Scott reports on former President Donald Trump’s arrival to Iowa state fair accompanied by Florida representatives and Gov. Ron DeSantis' response.
2 months ago
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis descend on Iowa state fair
2 months ago

Trump's Iowa state fair spectacle clouds DeSantis as former president is joined by Florida officials

Trump is renewing his reputation for creating a mega-celebrity’s spectacle.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Trump and DeSantis face off in Iowa

Supporters of the former president heckled Florida's governor at the Iowa State Fair, which is considered a critical political litmus test.
2 months ago
Trump and DeSantis face off in Iowa
2 months ago

Ron DeSantis replaces presidential campaign manager in staff shakeup

The Florida governor has replaced his presidential campaign manager, Generra Peck, with his gubernatorial office's chief of staff, James Uthmeier, for his 2024 presidential campaign.
2 months ago
Ron DeSantis replaces presidential campaign manager in staff shakeup
2 months ago

Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends second state prosecutor, Monique Worrell

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday morning that he is suspending the state attorney for Orlando, Monique Worrell, effective immediately.
2 months ago
Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends second state prosecutor, Monique Worrell
2 months ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis replacing campaign manager

This is the governor's third major staff shakeup in less than a month.
2 months ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis replacing campaign manager
2 months ago

Inside DeSantis' debate prep: Meeting with coach, prepping weekly -- and ready for attacks

Ahead of the Republican primary debate in Milwaukee, Ron DeSantis is ramping up his prep and bracing for a potential attacks when he steps on stage, sources said
2 months ago
DeSantis' debate prep: Meeting with coach, prepping weekly -- and ready for attacks
2 months ago

1st Republican debate: Trump, Pence, DeSantis and more appear to qualify

Trump, DeSantis and several other candidates seem to have qualified for the first Republican primary debate, on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee
2 months ago
1st Republican debate: Trump, Pence, DeSantis and more appear to qualify
2 months ago

DeSantis and Newsom agree to Sean Hannity debate, then disagree on the rules

Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom recently agreed to debate one another with Fox News' Sean Hannity -- but they disagree on the details.
2 months ago
DeSantis and Newsom agree to Sean Hannity debate, then disagree on the rules
2 months ago

'Of course' Trump lost the 2020 election, DeSantis says after years of hedging

DeSantis said definitively that Trump lost the 2020 after years of hedging.
2 months ago
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DeSantis steps up dire warning to GOP about distraction from Biden, amid Trump's latest indictment

DeSantis presses Republicans to avoid temptation to refight the 2020 election.
2 months ago
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