TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is replacing campaign manager Generra Peck as he attempts to reboot his bid for the White House amid a downslide in the polls.
DeSantis is bringing in James Uthmeier, his longtime chief of staff, as his new presidential campaign manager. The Florida governor Donald Trump in most public polling by nearly 30 points, causing DeSantis lay off over 30 percent of his campaign staff in a reset attempt.
The Messenger was the first to report on DeSantis’ new campaign manager.
David Polyansky, a longtime Iowa GOP operative, will now serve as deputy campaign manager. Iowa is now being seen as a major contest for DeSantis to prove himself, and several staffers see him struggling to continue the campaign if he doesn’t finish second in the state’s caucus in January.
“Governor DeSantis is running one of the most aggressive early state campaigns in modern history,” Peck said. “Our organization welcomes the best of the best and James is one of my closest colleagues and friends — we are better for his joining and providing day-to-day leadership. This team is built to last and built to win.”