23 Jan 2024

Ron DeSantis drops out of 2024 presidential race

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 23 January 2024

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Donald Trump.

He quit ahead of the Republican primary election in New Hampshire, where he was polling in the single digits.

In a video posted to X, DeSantis said he didn't 'have a clear path to victory'.

It leaves former UN ambassador Nikki Haley as the only challenger to former president Donald Trump in the contest to pick a Republican nominee for the November general election.

Correspondent Kate Fisher spoke to Corin Dann.