Governor Kevin Stitt, a prominent Republican figure, recently made an endorsement of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the highly coveted Republican presidential nomination during an address delivered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stitt, who has served two terms as governor in Oklahoma, expressed his unwavering support for DeSantis, thus solidifying their shared vision for the party’s future in a resounding manner.
“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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In addition, Stitt expressed his willingness to serve in a cabinet position if DeSantis were to emerge as the next president. He cited his interest in potentially serving as the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Energy, roles that he believes align well with his skills and experience, demonstrating his commitment to serve his country at the highest level.
Stitt’s endorsement provided a boost to DeSantis’ 2024 Presidential campaign and demonstrated the Governor’s ability to turn crises into opportunities through innovative and pragmatic leadership.