Ron DeSantis is running for President of the United States in 2024
The 44-year-old Florida governor will be Trump’s main challenger in the Republican primary
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R, is officially running for president of the United States for 2024: He should announce it himself in a live webcast (scheduled for Italian midnight) with entrepreneur and Twitter owner Elon Musk, but in the meantime have already deposited The documents necessary for candidacy, which are therefore already official.
To reach the final stage of the presidential campaign, the stage in which a Republican candidate competes with only one candidate from the Democratic Party, DeSantis will first have to pass the Republican primaries, thus challenging former US President Donald Trump: at the moment the polls are in favor of the latter, but the campaign The election hasn’t really begun yet and DeSantis is a very reliable contender.
DeSantis is 44, a lawyer and relatively new to US politics: He was elected to the US House of Representatives for the first time in 2012 and has been the governor of Florida since 2018, a position in which he is confirmed for a second. in November of 2022. His candidacy was somewhat anticipated: Already during the last election campaign in Florida, he seemed to want to position himself in the light of the primaries, and his victory speech sounded to some Almost like a presidential speech He has repeatedly declined to confirm whether he intends to complete his term as governor, which ends in 2026.
DeSantis is not a moderate Republican. During his first term as governor, the Florida government passed several bills targeting the LGBTQ+ community, including a particularly controversial law banning discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, and It made it impossible to vote In the midterm elections, nearly a million people were released from prison. Most recently, this past April, Florida passed one of the most restrictive laws in the United States against abortion, which bans it after the first six weeks of pregnancy: It has yet to officially go into effect pending a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court.
DeSantis is Trump’s main rival, not only because of his charisma, but also because of his extreme positions, which actually make him comparable to Trump on many issues, but with the advantage of being able to present himself as fresh. (Trump, on the other hand, has already lost to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.) In 2018, his candidacy for Governor of Florida was publicly supported by Trump, but already during his recent re-election campaign, relations between the two seemed rather cold, and Trump recently started calling him rude nicknames as he usually does with his wife. Political opponents, such as “Ron DeSanctimonious”.
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