Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been making waves in the political arena, with recent legislative victories that could give him a major boost should he choose to run for the U.S. presidency in 2024. This news has not been well-received by former President Donald Trump, who has made it clear that he does not want DeSantis to challenge him for the Republican nomination.
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 9, 2023
DeSantis achieved a number of legislative victories in Florida last week, with the GOP-controlled House and Senate approving seven bills that expand much of his agenda. These bills include measures that would expand his controversial migrant transport program as well as a further crackdown on election-related crimes. It is believed that DeSantis worked with Republican allies in Florida’s legislature to pass these measures specifically to boost his national profile.
The polls have made it clear that DeSantis is a significant player in the 2024 presidential race, and this has been enough to make him a target both by Trump and the Democrats. Trump has criticized DeSantis for his potential run, calling it a “great act of disloyalty”. President Joe Biden has also recently taken aim at DeSantis in his State of the Union address, criticizing him for opposing the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
It is clear that the 2024 presidential race is heating up, and that DeSantis is a major player in the game. His recent legislative victories have only bolstered his potential candidacy, and it will be interesting to see how this story continues to unfold. While DeSantis has yet to announce his candidacy, it seems fairly clear that he is positioning himself for such a run. The coming months will be telling as to whether or not DeSantis will make a bid for the U.S. presidency in 2024.
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