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 was 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.
“Gov. DeSantis has to change the dynamics. That much is clear,” DeSantis donor Dan Eberhart said. “This is a realignment rather than a reset because both folks were already senior advisers.”