Governor of Florida Republican Ron DeSantis On Wednesday, he formally announced his candidacy for the Republican primary in the 2024 US presidential election.
according to the chain Fox News,0 Ms. DeSantis, 44, submitted the required documents. Federal Election Commission, hours before a conversation with an employer Elon Musk It will air on Twitter this afternoon.
He will become the sixth Florida governor to run for the Republican primary, following former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who made their first official bids.
In addition to them, they are the former Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and African-American senators Tim Scott.
The announcement is meant to formally state what has long been rumored, especially since he won re-election overwhelmingly easily by almost 20 percentage points six months ago. And his name became nationally famous among American conservatives.
His formal participation in the campaign comes just before a meeting with donors in Miami. He became a major rival to former President Trump, the favorite of the Republican candidates and a stronger candidate than the governor 30 points or more, According to research.