Ron DeSantis to Launch 2024 Presidential Campaign with Elon Musk
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to launch his 2024 presidential campaign on Wednesday in a live audio conversation on Twitter with Elon Musk, the platform’s polarizing owner.
DeSantis’s entry into the Republican primary race against former President Donald J. Trump has been widely expected, but the decision to do so with Musk adds a surprising element and gives DeSantis access to a large audience online.
The event on Twitter Spaces, which is planned for 6 p.m. Eastern, injects a level of risk into a rollout that is expected to be carefully scripted and ensures that DeSantis’s first impression as a presidential candidate will be aligning himself with Elon Musk’s Twitter, an eccentric businessman who has ranked at times as the world’s richest man.
One challenge for DeSantis as he enters the 2024 race will be competing for attention with Trump, who for decades has shown a knack for commandeering the limelight. Trump’s aides have signaled for months that he plans to return to Twitter sooner rather than later. Musk already lifted the ban on the former president that was imposed when Twitter was a public company.
In addition to his Twitter event, DeSantis is expected to appear on Wednesday evening on Fox News in an interview with Trey Gowdy, a former congressman from South Carolina, according to the network. The governor has also gathered donors on Wednesday at the Four Seasons in Miami to begin raising money for his campaign.
About Ron DeSantis
Ronald Dion DeSantis (born September 14, 1978) is an American politician and former military officer serving as the 46th governor of Florida since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, DeSantis represented Florida’s 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018.
DeSantis was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and raised in Dunedin, Florida. He graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School. After law school, DeSantis served as a JAG officer in the United States Navy. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and 2008.
DeSantis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2016. In 2018, DeSantis ran for governor of Florida. He defeated Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum.
As governor, DeSantis has been a vocal critic of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has opposed mask mandates and vaccine requirements. DeSantis has also been a supporter of former President Donald Trump.
DeSantis is married to Casey Black, a former television producer. They have three children together.
DeSantis is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.
DeSantis was born on September 14, 1978. He is 44 years old.
DeSantis’ net worth is estimated to be $29 million.
- DeSantis is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.
- He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2004 to 2019.
- He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.
- He was elected governor of Florida in 2018.
- DeSantis is a conservative Republican.
- He is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump.Also, Visit: