Florida governor Ron DeSantis and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are leading polls to be their party’s nominee for president in three years due their ability to attract both moderate Republicans and the activist or Trump base.
DeSantis’ youth and the fact that he still holds elected office helps him grab many headlines, but Pompeo has tried to make up ground by visiting early primary and caucus states.
The diplomat has traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire and also gave the keynote address at a Republican fundraising dinner in South Carolina.
The popular governor has claimed he is not focused on the presidency and instead has his eyes set on his 2022 reelection campaign. A victory there would continue to make him a favorable choice amongst his party’s voters.
With Pompeo antagonizing left-wing governments in Latin America throughout his time as head…