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Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has entered the 2024 presidential race.
The governor filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.
He was expected to announce his campaign later Wednesday during a conversation with Twitter owner Elon Musk on the social media platform.
DeSantis has seen his star rise since early 2020, when his leadership in Florida became a roadmap for successful conservative governance to leaders nationwide.
The governor narrowly won his first race to lead his state in 2018 when he defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum by about 30,000 votes.
That proved to be the right choice for Florida, as Gillum was later forced to explain why he was in a hotel room with an alleged gay escort who had overdosed on methamphetamine.
Gillum was also later arrested by the FBI over accusations of wire fraud.
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