DeSantis and Haley top targets in what is expected to be a 'raucous' second GOP debate
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley are aware they have targets on their backs before the second 2024 Republican primary debate.
But regardless of expectations setting, their campaigns require strong performances to survive the fall and winter, with only four months until Iowa's caucuses.
DeSantis, who remains in second place behind former President Donald Trump, was considered the top target before last month's first debate in Milwaukee and is again before Wednesday's meeting at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California, according to University of Michigan debate director Aaron...