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Ron DeSantis announces his bid for the White House

Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, his wife Casey and their children on stage after speaking to supporters at an election night party after winning his race for re-election in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 8, 2022. Associated Press/Photo by Rebecca Blackwell, File

Ron DeSantis announces his bid for the White House

Two-term Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally launched his bid for the presidency on Wednesday afternoon. The former naval officer and state legislator filed his candidacy hours before a virtual Twitter event to announce his bid to the public and kick off his campaign. DeSantis joins eight other Republicans in pursuit of the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

What does the announcement mean for the presidential race? DeSantis’s policy priorities and messaging closely resemble those of former President Donald Trump. While Trump faces several legal challenges and baggage from his exit from office, DeSantis offers new party leadership with a familiar platform. Notably, DeSantis has embraced an America-first mindset concerning foreign policy and has repeatedly spoken out against woke ideology in the country’s political discourse.

Dig Deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Stew on how former President Donald Trump kicked off the race for 2024.

Leo Briceno

Leo is a WORLD reporter covering politics in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Patrick Henry College.

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