Florida governor Ron DeSantis has filed a declaration of candidacy for US president, entering the race as Donald Trump’s top Republican rival.
DeSantis files paperwork, to enter US presidential race
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made his entrance into the 2024 presidential race official ahead of an event on Twitter with Elon Musk where he is expected to publicly announce his campaign.
DeSantis, 44, filed a document with the Federal Election Commission declaring his candidacy.
His long-expected foray changes the shape of the contest for the Republican nomination, as he likely will emerge as former US president Donald Trump’s biggest rival.
The nominee will face President Joe Biden, a Democrat, in the November 2024 general election.