After Iowa caucuses, DeSantis to go to South Carolina first in a jab ...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ first stop after the Iowa caucuses on Monday night will be South Carolina — and not New Hampshire, where the next voting contest will be held — a departure from political tradition.

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary contest is Jan. 23, just eight days after the Iowa caucuses, while South Carolina’s is a month later, on Feb. 24. But DeSantis’ campaign says it accepted an invitation for an event in Greenville, South Carolina, for Tuesday morning, and opted to go there first before heading to New Hampshire for a meet and greet and a town hall Tuesday night.

DeSantis is trying to pressure former South Carolina Gov. and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who leads DeSantis by a sizable margin in early polling in New Hampshire and South Carolina, and remains deadlocked in a race with him for second place in Iowa – where former President Donald Trump has a substantial polling lead over the Republican primary field. 

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