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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would win New Hampshire's 2024 Republican primary 'without a doubt' if it were held today, the state's GOP governor said on Sunday.
Gov. Chris Sununu said the Sunshine State Republican is 'obviously' running for president, despite not having formally declared his intention to do so - a limbo that's left former President Donald Trump furious.
But Sununu said the former president would 'probably' not see the success that his 2016 campaign did, when he bested a crowded field of more experienced Republicans to clinch the nomination.
'One of the reasons he became the Republican nominee in 2016 is because he won the first primary state,' Sununu told CNN's State of the Union in reference to New Hampshire.
'Could he do that again? Oh, he could. I don't think he will.'
DeSantis' refusal so far to rule out a 2024 primary challenge against Trump has clearly angered the former commander-in-chief, who branded DeSantis 'disloyal' on Saturday.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, a moderate Republican, suggested Sunday that Donald Trump is missing the energy his 2016 campaign had
Multiple polls show DeSantis as the clear runner-up right now - while some show him topping Trump as the GOP favorite altogether.
Sununu called Trump's Saturday speech in his state - his first formal campaign event since declaring in November - 'mundane.'
'He read his teleprompter, he stuck to the talking points, he went away,' the moderate GOP governor said.