According to advisers to President Joe Biden’s 2024 campaign, they believe that campaigning against Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Florida Blueprint” could be advantageous in winning Florida’s electoral votes, as reported by CNN. To assess the likelihood of a Biden victory in the Sunshine State, the campaign is reportedly investing substantial funds in Florida, aiming to secure the state’s 30 electoral votes and significantly improve the chances of reaching the 270-vote threshold.
Since DeSantis won re-election by a significant margin in 2022, the “Florida Blueprint” has gained popularity. In his book titled “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival,” published on February 28, DeSantis outlined his ideas and embarked on a speaking tour across the nation to promote them.
During the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump carried Florida by over three points, and DeSantis’ victory in 2022 was attributed to low Democratic turnout and high Republican turnout. Since then, Florida Republicans, empowered by their legislative supermajorities, have enacted sweeping conservative laws. These include bans on six-week abortions, permitless carry, efforts against the indoctrination of children by Disney regarding gender and sexual orientation teachings, as well as anti-illegal immigration measures.
CNN suggests that Biden’s campaign views Florida as an “insurance policy strategy” in case the Republicans select DeSantis as their nominee in 2024. Furthermore, they are relying on the expectation that memories of COVID-19 lockdowns, which were a major campaign message by Republicans in Florida during the 2022 elections, will have faded by next year.