DeSantis Involved In Car Accident As Campaign Reset Is Underway
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis got into a car accident while on a busy interstate highway in Tennessee early on Tuesday. The incident took place at about 8:15 a.m. during a four-car motorcade heading southbound on I-75 near Chattanooga, where the governor had scheduled the first of his three Tennessee campaign stops.
Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported from the collision, with only a female staffer sustaining a minor injury. She reportedly went on with the campaign team until they reached Chattanooga, where she received treatment during the scheduled campaign event.
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The governor’s campaign press secretary Bryan Griffin issued a statement acknowledging the accident, writing, “This morning, the governor was in a car accident while traveling to an event in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and his team are uninjured. We appreciate the prayers and well wishes of the nation for his continued protection while on the campaign trail.”
It remains unclear whether vehicles outside the motorcade were involved in the collision.
Despite the mishap, the presidential hopeful continued with his campaign schedule, including stops in Knoxville and the Nashville area later that day. Furthermore, he reportedly maintains plans to return to Iowa on Friday to deliver a significant speech at the Iowa Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Des Moines.
In recent news coming from Fox News, some of the top officials in DeSantis’ 2024 presidential campaign have informed donors about a campaign “reset.”
During a meeting with leading contributors and bundlers on Sunday, the officials admitted to overspending in the two months since the governor declared his candidacy, assuring donors that changes are on the horizon as they aim to revitalize the campaign.
The challenges come after DeSantis managed to raise an impressive $20.1 million in the first six weeks of his campaign. A substantial portion of these funds, $8.2 million, poured in within the first 24 hours of his announcement. However, the funds saw a quick reduction as the candidate has reportedly been spending at a faster rate compared to former President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Meanwhile, Trump has maintained a commanding double-digit lead over DeSantis in many polls since the Florida governor’s campaign commenced, leaving him in second place.