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CPAC Loved Ron DeSantis. Is That A Sign Of Things To Come?

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a great weekend at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), but will it translate into momentum for a 2024 presidential run?

DeSantis finished second in the annual CPAC straw poll behind former President Donald Trump when attendees of the conference were asked which candidate they would prefer be the next GOP presidential nominee. The Florida governor has become an increasingly popular 2024 name in conservative circles due to his handling of coronavirus in the sunshine state.