The Q1 2023 expenditure report of the Florida Republican Party shows that approximately two dozen campaign employees for GOP Governor Ron DeSantis’ 2022 campaign are currently being paid by the party, suggesting that he may be taking steps to prepare for a possible presidential run.
The wider staffing approach of the DeSantis team had not been reported before, but it indicates that the governor may be preparing to challenge front-runner former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. Takeaways: The Florida Republican Party has paid 24 current or former employees of DeSantis’ 2022 campaign.
This suggests that DeSantis may be taking steps to prepare for a possible presidential run. The wider staffing approach of the DeSantis team had not been reported before.
DeSantis has been a popular figure in the Republican Party for his handling of the pandemic in Florida and his strong conservative stances on issues such as immigration and education. With the 2022 midterm elections just around the corner, Republicans will be looking for strong candidates to help them regain control of the House and the Senate.