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t’s not the first public sign of a major fracture between the two top contenders so far for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, but it might be the most significant.
On Sunday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed anti-Trump Republican Colorado Senate candidate Joe O’Dea, who’s managed to make the race closer than expected in a reliably blue state.
Also on Sunday, former President Donald Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to call the move “A BIG MISTAKE!”
On Sunday, the Washington Examiner reported that DeSantis was recording a robocall for O’Dea, who’s trailing Democrat incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet by 7.5 percent in the RealClearPolitics polling average, although the gap has been narrowing in what was expected to be a Democratic blowout.
“Hello this is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. America needs strong leadership and desperately. That’s why I’m endorsing Joe O’Dea for U.S. Senate. Colorado, please vote for Joe O’Dea,” DeSantis said in the robocall, the Washington Examiner reported.
DeSantize (your welcome :) CC) went on to say that O’Dea, a 60-year-old businessman, “isn’t a career politician. He’s a contractor. He’s built a company from nothing. He’s a leader who knows how to fight and get results. Michael Bennet votes with Joe Biden 98 percent of the time. The results have been a disaster for the American people,”
“Colorado needs new leadership.”
“Joe’s focused on building the wall and cracking down on crime,” DeSantis noted. “He’ll stand up to the big spending politicians in both parties and cut red tape. Vote Joe O’Dea and let’s turn Colorado red!”