The field for the 2024 Presidential election is starting to take shape.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is a wildcard in the GOP field.
But a Florida Republican revealed one major clue about Ron DeSantis’ plans for 2024.
The race for the 2024 Presidential election began when former President Donald Trump announced his campaign.
The biggest question lingering over the Republican field is whether or not Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will throw his hat in the ring.
DeSantis’ political star is rising with conservatives after a wildly successful first term as Florida Governor.
A Presidential bid would set in a motion a heavyweight battle between the two most popular conservative politicians in the Republican Primary.
While DeSantis hasn’t revealed his 2024 plans, leaders in the state legislature revealed a possible clue about his decision.
Republican leadership in the Florida State House and Senate say they’re open to changing state law to pave the way for a potential Presidential bid.
Republican House Speaker Paul Renner and Republican Senate President Kathleen Passidomo both said that DeSantis shouldn’t have to resign from his position as Governor if he runs for the GOP Presidential nomination.
Florida has a “resign-to-run” law that requires any politician seeking a new office to resign from their current elected position if the terms for the two offices would overlap.
DeSantis trounced his Democrat challenger by 19 points in the Midterm elections to earn a second four-year term as Florida Governor.
“If an individual who is Florida Governor is running for President, I think he should be allowed to do it,” Senate President Passidomo told reporters. “I really do. That’s a big honor and a privilege, so it is a good idea.”
A bill to change Florida’s “resign-to-run” law should sail through the state legislature after Republicans gained supermajorities in both chambers during the Midterm elections.
The change would ensure that DeSantis could remain Florida Governor if a potential Presidential bid fell short.
DeSantis has emerged as a top potential Republican Presidential contender and likely the only candidate who could seriously challenge Trump in the Primary.
Some polls released after the Midterm elections found that DeSantis has closed the gap on Trump in early Presidential Primary states.
In Iowa, the first GOP Presidential Primary state, a poll sponsored by Club for Growth Action found that DeSantis led Trump 32% to 30% among likely Iowa Caucus goers.
DeSantis has been playing his cards close to his vest about a potential Presidential bid.
He told reporters who pressed him about it to “chill out” during a press conference.
Ron DeSantis’ pending Presidential decision looms large in the 2024 Republican Primary.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.