ENDORSEMENTS/FLORIDA/RON DESANTIS: “Trump has secured the public backing of seven members of Florida’s congressional delegation, three of whom signed up within hours of each other Tuesday. Reps. Greg Steube and John Rutherford formally threw their support to Trump. Though a formal announcement will come later, an aide to Rep. Brian Mast confirmed that he plans to endorse Trump as well.

As pressure mounted over Trump’s racking up endorsement wins in Florida, DeSantis on Tuesday announced the support of Republican Rep. Laurel Lee. It is the only endorsement he has from his home state delegation.“

-Matt Dixon, Jonathan Allen and Henry J. Gomez, “Trump is running up the score with endorsements in DeSantis’ backyard,” nbcnews.com, April 19, 2023