Ron DeSantis surged to the top of the Republican Primary Presidential field after his landslide reelection victory that turned Florida solid red.
Right now DeSantis’ plans for 2024 remain a secret.
But Republican legislators in Florida just made one announcement that many view as a signal that Ron DeSantis will run for President in 2024.
Ron DeSantis became the most popular Republican elected official in the country during the pandemic when he stood up and rejected Anthony Fauci and Joe Biden’s lockdowns and mandates.
Even though DeSantis is wildly popular with Republican voters nationwide, before the Midterm elections polls consistently showed him trailing Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 Republican Primary.
But that changed after the elections.
Republicans were left disappointed after the expected red wave never materialized and Democrats overperformed at the polls.
Since Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates for Senate and Governor lost winnable races, many Republicans blamed him for the GOP’s underperformance in the Midterms.
But in Florida, Ron DeSantis racked up a nearly 20-point landslide victory over Charlie Crist and turned Florida from a swing state into a solid red state.
DeSantis stood for freedom and pushed a conservative agenda of defeating the woke Left, fighting back against Biden’s border crisis, and rejecting COVID tyranny.
In an election where most GOP candidates underperformed, Republican voters are looking at Ron DeSantis’ landslide victory as a blueprint for winning future elections.
And numerous polls taken since the Midterms now show DeSantis leading the 2024 GOP Presidential field.
A post-election national poll released by YouGov showed DeSantis beating Trump by 46% to 39%.
A poll conducted in Florida by Sachs Media showed DeSantis beating Trump by 45 points, 66% to 21%.
And a survey out of Iowa from Neighborhood Research and Media for Courageous Conservatives PAC showed DeSantis leading Trump in the critical Iowa Caucus by two points, 32% to 30%.
Even though DeSantis has yet to reveal his 2024 plans, Republicans in Florida just made one announcement that looks like a clear sign that he is planning a run for the White House.
Florida State House Speaker Paul Renner called changing the state’s “resign to run” law a “good idea.”
The “resign to run” law says officials must resign from their office when running for a new one if the terms would overlap if they win.
“You will find me to always try to hone toward being principled and consistent,” Renner said. “This is one area that, going back in history — you don’t have to go very far on a kind of two-second Google search — we’ve been totally inconsistent on,” he continued, before adding that “if you think that’s based on anything in your hypothetical, you would be right, and I’ll be very open and transparent about that.”
Senate President Kathleen Passidomo seconded Renner’s opinion, saying that “if Speaker Renner thinks it’s a good idea, I think it’s a good idea.”
Ron DeSantis may not be willing to share his plans for 2024 with the public.
But the leaders of the Florida state legislature coming out in support of changing the “resign to run” law sure look like a clear signal he is planning to make a run for the White House in two years.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.