Miami Herald Senior Political Correspondent

  1. Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a Get Out The Vote rally at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a town hall at the LaBelle Winery last week in Derry, N.H.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at his Iowa caucuses watch party on Monday, Jan 15, 2024, at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  4. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis makes his way to a media gaggle after attending a town hall at the LaBelle Winery on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in Derry, New Hampshire. After placing second in the Iowa Caucuses, DeSantis faces an uphill climb in the New Hampshire primary.
  5. Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis puts a campaign sticker on a wall featuring current and past presidential candidates while visiting to file papers to be on the New Hampshire Republican Primary ballot at the New Hampshire State House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, in Concord, N.H.
  6. Jan. 16• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Supporters of Gov. Ron DeSantis attend his watch party Monday night at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  7. A pile of ballots for Ron DeSantis is sorted for an official count at South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa, which hosted precincts #5 and #6 during the caucuses on Monday, Jan 15, 2024.
  8. A sign supporting former president Donald Trump lay on a chair near where he spoke during a rally on Sunday, Jan 14, 2023, at Simpson College in Indianola, IA, as Republican candidates work to lock down undecided Iowans before Monday's caucuses.
  9. People arrive at the Never Back Down super PAC headquarters where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attended a rally on Saturday, in West Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of Monday's caucuses.
  10. The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee.
  11. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, speak after lighting the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse, near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, in Washington.
  12. Republican Party of Florida chairperson Christian Ziegler addresses attendees at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit on Nov. 4 in Kissimmee.
  13. Republican presidential candidates Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walk on stage after a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NBC News, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami.
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and former President Donald Trump both attended the Florida Freedom Summit Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 in Orlando.
  15. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, in Miami. The event was held ahead of the third GOP presidential primary debate on Wednesday.
  16. Nov. 5, 2023• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Former President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday, November 4, 2023.
  17. Then-President Donald Trump listens to then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a meeting in the state dining room of the White House in 2017. Scott, now a U.S. senator, endorsed Trump for the GOP's 2024 presidential primary.
  18. Rep. Randy Fine sits with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as others watch him sign a state antisemitism bill.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to reporters after greeting passengers arriving from Israel on a chartered flight organized by Project Dynamo on Oct. 15.
  20. Oct. 20, 2023• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Former President Donald Trump appears at a rally in Adel, Iowa, on Monday. Trump will hold another rally Nov. 8 in Hialeah, the same night his fellow Republican presidential contenders debate in Miami.
  21. Republican presidential contender and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a town hall at Refuge City Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday.
  22. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., arrives for a closed-door meeting with House Republicans on the morning after he filed a motion to strip Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from his leadership role, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.
  23. Sept. 25, 2023• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom, shown speaking in Sacramento, California in June 2022; and Gov. Ron DeSantis, shown speaking in Sioux Center, Iowa on May 13, will debate Nov. 30 on Fox News.