DeSantis Announces His 2024 Run?

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( On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) teased that he is planning on announcing his decision for the 2024 presidential election after the end of Florida’s legislative session in May. This is the clearest hint towards DeSantis’ intentions for the 2024 election to date.

During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” DeSantis was asked about when he was planning on making a final decision regarding a presidential bid. In response DeSantis outlined his schedule for the next few months, noting that he is planning a tour to promote his new book, “The Courage to be Free,” and wants to focus on the Florida legislature’s regular session, which is starting in March.

He added that this Legislative session was going to be the most productive session to date and that people had not yet seen anything. He continued to say that following the session he would decide on the moves he would make “beyond that.”

Republican sources have long speculated that DeSantis would not announce a presidential run until the end of the state legislative session to announce a presidential bid. Many have also noted that the legislative session could provide him with some important policy victories that he could then tout along the campaign trail.

In Florida, the Republicans hold supermajorities in both chambers of the state legislature, which means that DeSantis should be able to pass some big policy items relatively easily.

The hints DeSantis gave on Monday are the most direct mentions he has made about potentially heading toward a presidential campaign in 2024.

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