Next week, according to Republicans with knowledge of the situation, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is reportedly scheduled to officially announce his candidacy to unseat former President Donald Trump as the party’s nominee for president in 2024.
According to the sources, DeSantis will submit papers to the Federal Election Commission next week announcing his candidacy. A formal announcement is anticipated the following week in Dunedin, Florida, where he was born and raised.
DeSantis is expected to soft-launch the campaign as early as Wednesday to coincide with the filing of the paperwork.
NYT: DeSantis expected to file candidacy paperwork on May 25th along with releasing an announcement video. pic.twitter.com/e7Yrnd6ClW
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Numerous of his best contributors and fundraisers have been called to South Florida in anticipation of being asked to start raising money for a DeSantis presidential campaign, setting in motion the machinery for a launch.
By completing his documentation formally, his supporters may start making donation requests on his behalf.
According to people with knowledge of the situation, the Four Seasons in Miami has scheduled over 100 hotel rooms for events including donor receptions, briefings with DeSantis’ political staff, and sessions where participants would phone for cash.
Each benefit is expected to raise between $100,000 and $150,000.