It was a foregone conclusion but now it’s official: Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis will seek reelection in 2022.
“DeSantis filed the paperwork to run for another four years on Friday, according to the Florida Division of Elections,” CNN reports. “At a press conference Monday, DeSantis — who is viewed as a potential 2024 presidential contender — called his decision to seek a second term a ‘formality’ and indicated a larger rollout would be forthcoming.”
A number of Democrats have expressed an interest in running against DeSantis, including US Rep. Charlie Crist, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and state Sen. Annette Taddeo. They’ll have a tough go of it, though, as the Democratic Governors Association won’t be handing out any significant funds to Democrat challengers – they think DeSantis is unbeatable.
“The Democratic Governors Association has no plans to give significant financial help to Florida Democrats as they seek to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022, a major setback that will make it harder for challengers to take on the popular Republican,” Politico reports. “The DGA, which spent more than $15 million in Florida over the past two gubernatorial election cycles, is starting to deprioritize the state and is expected to have a much smaller footprint during the midterms, said two Florida Democratic consultants who have been in contact with the DGA.”
Sounds like Ron DeSantis isn’t going anywhere.