Florida Governor Ron DeSantis strongly hinted that he was getting ready to run for President.
Now there is no more guessing involved.
And Ron DeSantis made the one big 2024 decision that everyone was waiting for.
DeSantis severed his ties with his state political committee – known as Friends of Ron DeSantis – a move necessary to run for President in 2024.
Cutting ties with Friends of Ron DeSantis also allows the committee to deploy the $86 million leftover in its account from the 2022 election to help fund a Super PAC supporting DeSantis’ expected Presidential campaign.
The website for the committee was changed on Tuesday morning to say that its mission is “committed to advancing the Freedom Agenda and keeping Florida free.” But more importantly, the website was changed to say that the committee is associated with state Sen. Blaise Ingoglia and not DeSantis. The committee on Tuesday also filed paperwork that said Ingoglia replaced a Tampa accountant as the official chair of the organization.
Ingoglia is a Republican ally of DeSantis who sponsored several of the governor’s key legislative priorities during the recently concluded legislative session, including a crackdown on illegal immigration that includes $12 million for the governor’s controversial migrant relocation program.
DeSantis reportedly is waiting until June to officially make his entry into the race.
Some supporters believe DeSantis waited too long to enter.
Donald Trump’s been running for months and had the field clear to himself.
But DeSantis wanted to wait until after the conclusion of Florida legislative sessions as DeSantis signed several key bills advancing conservative priorities such as Constitutional Carry, protecting life at six weeks of pregnancy, mandating the death penalty for child rapists, cracking down on illegal immigration, banning woke ideology from classrooms, and corporate investment schemes.
This record will allow DeSantis to enter the Primary as the most accomplished conservative Governor in history.
And cutting ties with his state political committee will now free up nearly $90 million, which entities backing DeSantis’ campaign can use at their disposal.
The first votes in Iowa and New Hampshire are seven months away.
Right now, Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.
But Ron DeSantis will have the conservative record and the resources to make his case to GOP Primary voters.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.