Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is touting 10 new endorsements from South Carolina politicians who previously backed Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) before he backed out of the GOP presidential primary earlier this week.
The DeSantis presidential campaign announced the slate of new endorsements in the early primary state only five days after Scott announced he would be suspending his campaign.
The Palmetto State officials endorsing the Sunshine State governor for president include GOP state Reps. Tom Hartnett, Jr., and Bill Taylor, Hampton Mayor Robert Brown, Berkeley County Clerk of Court Leah Guerry Dupree, Greenville County Coroner B. Parks Evans, Jr., Dorchester County Councilman Todd Friddle, Barnwell City Councilman Jimbo Moody, James Island Town Councilman Troy Mullinax, Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Carl Ritchie, and Laurens County Soil & Water Commissioner Patrick Jackson.
Hartnett, who previously endorsed Scott in June, called DeSantis "the only candidate who I know can win" in a statement.