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Susan Ferrechio

Articles by Susan Ferrechio

Former President Donald Trump visits with campaign volunteers at the Grimes Community Complex Park, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Trump forgoes big rally for retail politics in Iowa

Former President Donald Trump returned to Iowa this week to greet Republican voters not from the stage of one of his outsized political rallies but in a smaller venue for more personal interaction. Published June 1, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to voters at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday. Several hundred people filled half of an event center to listen to DeSantis speak in his first trip to Iowa since announcing his presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Josh Funk)

Trump’s legal troubles boost DeSantis in Iowa

Many Republicans here love former President Donald Trump, but his legal troubles have them eyeing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a top alternative in the upcoming GOP caucus. Published May 31, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in Clive, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DeSantis courts Iowans, takes aim at Biden

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis began his quest to end former President Donald Trump's reign over the Republican Party, launching his White House bid on Tuesday in a packed church west of Des Moines, Iowa, where he gave voters a close-up look at the Republican alternative to the former president. Published May 30, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, speaks alongside President Donald Trump during a roundtable discussion on the coronavirus outbreak and storm preparedness at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., July 31, 2020. Before Trump and DeSantis were leading rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, they were allies. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Conservative Iowans give DeSantis an opportunity to take on Trump

The 2024 Republican primary clash between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis begins this week in Iowa, where pro-life, grassroots conservative voters offer Mr. DeSantis an opportunity to take a significant bite out of Mr. Trump's hefty polling lead. Published May 28, 2023