EXCLUSIVE: DeSantis Picks Up Four More New Hampshire State Rep Endorsements

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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis picked up the endorsements of four more New Hampshire state representatives just after launching his presidential campaign, the Daily Caller has first learned.

DeSantis and former President Donald Trump, who is the current frontrunner in national polls, have been competing for endorsements throughout the state. Both DeSantis and Trump held events in New Hampshire in April, and both candidates have picked up endorsements from various state representatives.

After DeSantis officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign Wednesday night, he picked up the support of four additional GOP state representatives. State Rep. Kristine Perez flipped from previously endorsing Trump to endorsing DeSantis after his announcement.

The Daily Caller has exclusively learned four other state representatives are endorsing DeSantis. Reps. Matthew Simon, Daniel Popovici-Muller, Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien, Tom Dolan and Kristine Perez have all signed forms committing their support for DeSantis.

“What we’re seeing in New Hampshire and across the country are conservatives rallying behind Governor Ron DeSantis to move our country forward as the next President of the United States,” Jess Szymanski, a spokesperson for Never Back Down, a PAC supporting DeSantis’ presidential bid, told the Daily Caller. (RELATED: Ron DeSantis Officially Launches 2024 Presidential Bid)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visits a packed Red Arrow Diner, a traditional campaign stop for presidential candidates visiting the surrounding Manchester area, following a policy round table discussion in Bedford, New Hampshire on Friday morning, May 19, 2023. (John Tully for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“Leaders continu[ing] to line up behind Ron DeSantis shows that the momentum for his candidacy only continues to grow. Americans know DeSantis is a winner who will lead Republicans back to the White House in 2024,” Szymanski added. (RELATED: Trump Makes First New Hampshire Stop For 2024 Campaign, Announces Leadership Team)

DeSantis has raised $8.2 million since announcing his campaign Wednesday evening. Trump’s campaign reported raising $9.5 million after six weeks of his third presidential bid.