If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have heard some rumors about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis running for president. While he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy, recent reports suggest that he may be taking steps to prepare for a possible presidential run.
According to the Q1 2023 expenditure report of the Florida Republican Party, the party has paid 24 current or former employees of DeSantis’ 2022 campaign. This staffing approach indicates that DeSantis may be positioning himself as a viable alternative to former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
DeSantis has been a popular figure in the Republican Party for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida and his strong conservative stances on issues such as immigration and education. His popularity has worried Democrats, who fear that he could be a formidable opponent in the 2024 presidential race.
Despite not announcing his presidential aspirations, DeSantis’ actions suggest that he may be preparing to challenge Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. As the 2022 midterm elections approach, Republicans will be closely watching DeSantis and other potential candidates to determine who can lead the party to victory.