In addition to former US President Trump, another prominent Republican is now officially running for the next presidential election. Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, submitted his application.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has officially submitted his bid for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. The 44-year-old Republican announced his decision in a submission to the Federal Election Commission, as reported by various media.
Previously, several media outlets reported that DeSantis submitted its application in a Conversation with Twitter boss Elon Musk want to announce. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. local time (midnight CEST).
DeSantis alongside Trump more promising candidate
The move had been widely expected. According to polls, the conservative hardliner DeSantis is currently the most promising Republican candidate alongside Trump. Trump had already announced in November that he would enter the race for the presidential candidacy for the 2024 election.
DeSantis has been governor of the southern US state of Florida since early 2019. In November 2022, he was confirmed in office with a strong result – which also strengthened his position in view of his striving for higher things.
In Florida, he attracted attention primarily with his right-wing politics. Under him, laws were passed or introduced in the state that discriminate against minorities, curtail academic freedom at universities or interfere with public education by banning teaching. Above all, the Republican has declared war on the so-called wokeness.
Several Republican candidates
The presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024. A broad field of applicants is expected for the Republicans. In addition to Trump and DeSantis, former American UN ambassador Nikki Haley has so far made her ambitions official – but she is far behind in polls. Anyone who actually wants to become the party’s official candidate in the end must first prevail in internal party primaries.
With the Democrats US President Joe Biden is applying for re-election. As an incumbent, he is unlikely to face any serious competition from within the party in the election campaign. Biden has been in office since January 2021.