NBC News reports:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is shaking up his campaign leadership, bringing in James Uthmeier, his longtime chief of staff, as his new presidential campaign manager, the latest move in a reset that is now almost a month in the making.
Out is Generra Peck, who served as DeSantis’ campaign manager through his 2022 re-election and during the tumultuous first three months of his presidential campaign. DeSantis trails Donald Trump in most public polling, and he has already laid off 40% of his initial campaign staff in an attempt to cut costs.
Top aides see the first debate scheduled for Aug. 23 in Milwaukee as a key moment for DeSantis to regain some momentum and try to close the gap with Trump.
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NEW: Florida Gov. DeSantis replaces his campaign manager as his reboots his 2024 bid, bringing in his longtime chief of staff to lead the campaign. https://t.co/0VBOqLEAlK
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