Florida’s governor is expected to announce a presidential run
Ron DeSantis is expected to officially enter the 2024 presidential race this week after months of speculation.
The governor of Florida was announced to file formal papers with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday 25 May, along with his declaration of candidacy after a donor meeting in Miami, Reuters reported last week.
On Monday, Mr DeSantis, 44, teased his 2024 bid while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando.
In what appeared to be a subtle swipe at Donald Trump he announced his plans to run for eight years – something Mr Trump is unlikely to do.
Mr DeSantis, 44, is seen as Mr Trump’s main challenger for the Republican vote with many Republican lawmakers and right-wing media rallying behind him after the midterms.
However, the latest polls show Mr DeSantis trailing Mr Trump.
This comes at a time when Mr DeSantis is at war with Disney and reinstates the NAACP’s advisory warning travelers that Florida is “openly hostile” to Blacks, people of color and LGBT+ people because of its laws.
DeSantis challenged the 2024 bid — with a swipe at Trump
On Monday, Ron DeSantis teased his 2024 bid while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando.
In what appeared to be a subtle swipe at Donald Trump he announced his plans to run for eight years – something Mr Trump could not do after serving four years.
Mr DeSantis also promised to “protect” faith and family during the Christian movement.
“My first job as governor, after being sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, was to go back to the governor’s residence … to baptize our son Mason,” he said.
Rachel Sharp23 May 2023 14:00
Trump bashes DeSantis as he shares surprisingly positive response to Scott entering 2024 race
Gustaf Kilander there is a story.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 13:30
Trump v DeSantis: A timeline
During his own tenure in the White House in 2018, Mr Trump strongly cheered Mr DeSantis’ bid for the governor’s mansion, throwing his weight behind the former congressman and showing up at rallies to beat him, which played a key role in the narrow defeat of the Democratic candidate. rival and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum.
Since then, however, a lot of water has passed under the bridge and the two men are now increasingly at odds with each other.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 12:30
DeSantis responded to the NAACP advising against travel to the ‘open enemy’ in Florida
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis brushed off any concerns about the NAACP issuing a formal advisory warning travelers that the Sunshine State is “openly hostile” to Blacks, people of color and LGBT people. + people.
The Independent approached Mr DeSantis’ office on Monday about the advisory issued by the largest and oldest civil rights organization in the United States on 20 May.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 11:30
South Carolina Republicans have heard pitches from 2024 candidates
South Carolina Republicans on Saturday elected Drew McKissick as their chairman for a fourth term at a convention where some of the party’s 2024 presidential hopefuls made pitches to voters in the first-in-the-South primary state.
McKissick has led the party since 2017 in a state where the GOP holds all statewide elected positions, all but one seat in the US House and control of both legislative chambers. He defeated three challengers. Party officials said in a release that under McKissick’s leadership, “more Republicans than ever before” won elections.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 09:30
Profile: Casey DeSantis
As Mr DeSantis prepares to take the national stage, interest will inevitably turn to his personal life and that of his wife, Casey DeSantis, as the future first lady of the US.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 07:30
The NAACP advises against travel to Florida
The largest and oldest civil rights organization in the United States has issued a formal advisory warning travelers to Florida that the state is “openly hostile” to Black people, people of color and LGBT+ people. people.
An advisory issued by the NAACP on May 20 comes as a response to a series of laws signed by Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis aimed at teaching in the classroom about race and racism, gender and sexuality. , and administration bills and policies aimed at LGBT+ people.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 05:30
DeSantis asked that the judge be disqualified from the Disney free speech case
Gov. Ron DeSantis asked that a federal judge be disqualified from a First Amendment lawsuit filed by Disney against the Florida governor and his appointees, claiming that the judge’s earlier statements in other cases case raises questions about his impartiality in the efforts of the state to take over the Disney Governing body of the world.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 03:30
Before the 2024 announcement, DeSantis met with New Hampshire lawmakers, greeted voters
Chatting with a mother at a New Hampshire diner on Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t care about the Mickey Mouse shirt his son is wearing. But the woman said she was paying attention to him.
“If DeSantis announced a campaign to run for president, I’d probably vote for him more than anybody else,” Jillian Sybert, of Deerfield, said later.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 02:00
Tampa Pride event canceled due to Florida’s latest anti-LGBT+ laws
A signature pride event in Tampa has been canceled due to the latest anti-LGBTQ+ legislation signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Organizers confirmed Thursday (18 May) that this year’s Tampa Pride on the River will not take place due to the heated political climate in the Sunshine State.
Oliver O’Connell23 May 2023 00:30