In the semi-serious Republican circles, Ron DeSantis is the new "great white hope" (see note*) . He was seen as Trump without the baggage. If Trump falls out somehow then DeSantis is looking to be the nominee. Of course, it was thought that Trump would fall out of the race if he was convicted of anything. We now know that Trump is impervious to anything because he followers will consider him persecuted.
But still, DeSantis is there waiting in the background. And he is held up as the possible future of the party. Which is fuck all scary. Here is a copy of the NY Times article explaining what new laws he has signed this year.
Six-week abortion ban
Banning transition-care for minors
Education — pronouns, D.E.I. and school choice
Disney oversight and immigration
Election and transparency rules
* - "The Great White Hope" is a moniker used by the media and white men towards anything athlete that succeeds well in a sport dominated by black athletes. Like Tommy Morrison in boxing (his lack of recognition tells you how well he did). In basketball it was Christian Laettner - who had some success in pro basketball, but was overshadowed by Kobe and LaBron.