Summerville, S.C. - In a significant development within the 2024 presidential race, South Carolina State Representative Chris Murphy has stepped forward today to endorse Ron DeSantis as his preferred candidate for the nation's highest office. With this announcement, Murphy becomes the first representative from the Lowcountry to throw his support behind DeSantis, adding to the growing momentum of the Florida Governor's campaign.
Murphy's endorsement follows in the footsteps of State Senator Josh Kimbrell from the Upstate of South Carolina, solidifying a growing coalition of support for DeSantis within the state. The endorsements come early in the primary contest, where DeSantis is challenging former President Donald Trump and other contenders for the Republican Presidential nomination.
The decision to endorse DeSantis was not taken lightly by Representative Murphy, who according to his statement release today believes the Florida Governor embodies the leadership qualities required to spearhead the Great American Comeback. In a statement released this morning, Representative Murphy expressed his honor in joining Governor Ron DeSantis' South Carolina Leadership Team. Murphy's endorsement adds further weight to DeSantis' growing support base, amplifying the message of a strong, experienced leader who can guide America through its challenges and opportunities.
On Friday, June 2, at 9 am, South Carolina residents are invited to join Representative Murphy and meet Governor DeSantis at Oaktie Ale House in Bluffton. This gathering will serve as a platform for residents to hear directly from the candidate, ask questions, and gain deeper insights into his vision for the future of the United States.
Governor DeSantis has been actively accumulating endorsements in key primary states, illustrating his broad appeal and growing support among state lawmakers. In Iowa, he has garnered the backing of 37 state lawmakers, while in New Hampshire, over 50 state lawmakers have thrown their support behind his campaign.