Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis entering 2024 White House race
DeSantis will announce his candidacy during a live appearance on Twitter on Wednesday with Elon Musk.
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - After weeks of speculation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is officially entering the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
According to CBS News, DeSantis will announce his candidacy during a live appearance on Twitter on Wednesday with the platform’s owner, Elon Musk. There will also be a launch video from DeSantis’ campaign, followed by trips to presidential primary states after Memorial Day.
The announcement will be at 6 p.m. ET and hosted by David Sacks, a technology executive who is close to Musk and a DeSantis supporter, sources told CBS News.
Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) launched his White House bid. Former president Donald Trump is also in the race, as is former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley; biotech executive Vivek Ramaswamy; conservative talk radio host Larry Elder; and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Ahead of his announcement, DeSantis picked up the endorsement of metro Atlanta’s U.S. Rep. Rich McCormick, who defeated a Trump-backed candidate in 2022′s GOP primary and went on to defeat Democrat Bob Christian in the general election.
President Joe Biden has already announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination, but that hasn’t stopped Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., from challenging the incumbent. Both of Biden’s challengers are considered longshots.
RECENT POLITICAL HEADLINES FROM ATLANTA NEWS FIRST
- Tim Scott launches 2024 presidential bid, seeks optimistic contrast with other top rivals
- Trump speaking at Georgia GOP convention that Kemp was already boycotting
- New poll shows how Brian Kemp stacks up against other Republicans in 2024
- In CNN town hall, Trump doubles down on Georgia election fraud
- Andre Dickens, Raphael Warnock named to Biden-Harris campaign advisory board
- Fulton DA: Expect ‘historical decision this summer’ as Trump probe continues
- Marjorie Taylor Greene, Sweet Auburn featured in Joe Biden’s reelection video
- ‘It’s over if you don’t win Georgia:’ Chris Christie on ‘Ruthless’ podcast
- More people identify independent across the country, study reveals
- Donald Trump’s 2024 White House bid reverberates in Georgia
Atlanta News First and Atlanta News First+ provide you with the latest news, headlines and insights as Georgia continues its role at the forefront of the nation’s political scene. Download our Atlanta News First app for the latest political news and information.
Copyright 2023 WANF. All rights reserved.