On Wednesday, 19 North Carolina Republican state officials, including the top Republican in the state House, reportedly endorsed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Justice Phil Berger Jr. of the state Supreme Court is another supporter of DeSantis.
“Governor DeSantis is a principled leader, a protector of individual liberties, and the Left’s biggest nightmare. He will beat Joe Biden and usher in a Great American Comeback in which parents are empowered, our streets are safe, and our economy is booming once again.” North Carolina House Majority Leader John Bell announced in a statement.
The 15 state legislators from South Carolina who endorsed DeSantis last week also endorsed him this week in North Carolina.
The presidential candidacy of the governor of Florida also enjoys the support of state legislators from Michigan, Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, Oklahoma, and Florida. DeSantis currently has the backing of 250 state legislators nationwide, according to his campaign.
Former President Trump was backed last week by Lt. Governor of North Carolina Mark Robinson (R), who is vying for governor in 2024, during a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.