© Shafkat Anowar/The Dallas Morning News/TNS From left, Texas state Rep. Angela Paxton and Texas Gov. Ron DeSantis, widely considered a top 2024 presidential contender, is headed to Texas next month to headline two local Republican Party fundraising dinners. On March 4, DeSantis is scheduled to attend the annual Dallas County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner. We’re excited about it,” said Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Stoddard-Hajdu. DeSantis’ Texas visit is notable because it’s on the home turf of Gov.