I’M IN – U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis Enters Race For Florida Governor In 2018
By ALLISON NIELSEN, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS // January 5, 2018
DeSantis has represented Florida’s 6th District in Congress since 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – (SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – After months of swirling speculation, U.S. Rep. DeSantis is officially running for Florida governor.
DeSantis made the announcement Friday.
DeSantis has represented Florida’s 6th District in Congress since 2013 but widely flew under the radar until recent months when political insiders began speculating he would make a bid for governor.
DeSantis’ first big brush with gubernatorial publicity happened last month, when President Donald Trump tweeted his support for DeSantis, a potential boon to the Congressman’s gubernatorial aspirations.
DeSantis referenced the endorsement in his announcement on Friday, seeming to indicate it was partly Trump’s push which encouraged him to run for the job.
“As you remember, a few weeks ago the president tweeted support for me as a candidate for governor of Florida,” DeSantis said. “So, today we are going to begin filing paperwork to begin that effort.”
DeSantis, a longtime Republican, said he felt he was in a position to advance the Sunshine State on the heels of Gov. Rick Scott’s two-term governorship.
DeSantis said he would officially kick off his campaign later this month.
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