Ron DeSantis files his presidential candidacy

Ron DeSantis is running for president


Republican Ron DeSantis filed his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election with US electoral authorities on Wednesday.

The Governor of Florida formalized his candidacy in a document sent to the Federal Election Commission , a few hours before a planned exchange with Elon Musk on Twitter.

He is seen as Donald Trump's main rival for the Republican nomination. The winner of these primaries will face in November 2024 the candidate chosen by the Democratic Party – most likely Joe Biden.

Former Navy officer Ron DeSantis gained popularity by multiplying the education or immigration. In the name of a battle against the supposed “good-thinking”, he transformed his State into a laboratory of conservative ideas.

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But his path to the White House is strewn with pitfalls.

The governor, in whom many conservatives had pinned their hopes for the presidency after his re-election triumphant in Florida in November 2022, is now seriously behind Donald Trump – officially a candidate since November 2022 – according to numerous opinion polls.

Polls that must be taken with a grain of salt, both the The ballot is still a long way off, but which Donald Trump happily shares on his network, Truth Social.

The main handicap of the conservative, father of three children: a lack of charisma, pointed out from all sides. And on which the Trump camp does not hesitate to attack him.