According to his spokesperson, Florida Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis was involved in a car accident in Tennessee on Tuesday.
Bryan Griffin, the governor’s press secretary, stated in a statement to Fox News, “This morning, the governor was in a car accident while traveling to an event in Chattanooga, Tennessee.”
We appreciate the nation’s prayers and well wishes for his ongoing safety while on the campaign trail, Griffin said.
Reports indicate that DeSantis and his crew are unharmed.
Fox News host Steve Doocy said: “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just been involved in a car accident. His press secretary announced the governor was in a car accident while traveling to an event in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he and his team are uninjured, and we appreciate the prayers and well wishes for his continued protection while on the campaign trail. We will monitor this developing.”
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Throughout the 2024 GOP presidential nomination process, DeSantis has consistently finished a respectable second to fellow Floridian and former President Donald Trump, but his support has recently begun to decline.
DeSantis and investor and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy tied for second place in a recent poll, trailing Trump by a significant margin.
However, DeSantis stated earlier this month that he has no intention of slowing down and will participate in the first GOP debate regardless of whether Trump chooses to attend or not next month.
“I’ll be there regardless. I hope everybody who’s eligible comes. I think it’s an important part of the process and I look forward to being able to be on the stage and introducing our candidacy and our vision and our leadership to a wide audience,” DeSantis said Thursday on “Fox News Tonight.”
The first Republican debate will occur on August 23.
Fox News added:
Trump, who’s the commanding front-runner in the latest GOP presidential primary polls as he makes his third straight White House run, has indicated both publicly and privately that he may skip the debate, due in part to his large lead over the rest of the field of Republican 2024 contenders.
But Trump campaign officials say the former president has yet to make any final decision on his participation in the debate. Trump’s aides have also been looking into options for an alternative event should the former president skip the debate.