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During the March Madness NCAA Tournament, we have been conducting our own bracket.

We put together a list of 32 Republicans who may run for President in 2024. We used a somewhat scientific method to determine seedings 1-4, and then did our best.

We are now to the point where there is a “Final Four.”

As such, we want to highlight each of those candidates who has advanced to The Iowa Standard’s Final Four and look how they got here — we’ll also highlight a few comments.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has only gotten stronger as the tournament has progressed.

But that isn’t saying much considering DeSantis, a No. 1-seed, faced Sen. Mitt Romney in the first round.

That matchup generated 206 comments. Not many, if any at all, were friendly to Romney.

DeSantis faced South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott in the second round. Scott received support, but ultimately just one vote. Many folks commented that Scott is a good guy or they like him, but DeSantis has all the momentum.

“I like Tim Scott, but the more and more I look at it, DeSantis is rapidly becoming my top pick,” Wes said.

It came down to a pair of Floridians in the quarterfinals. DeSantis took care of Congressman Matt Gaetz, relatively easily.

Wes continued with the love for DeSantis, predicting that if DeSantis wins re-election in Florida in 2022 he will be the 47th President of the United States of America.

Gaetz had a few votes, but in the end he simply could not compete.