Ron DeSantis continues to dance around 2024 questions

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Will the Governor run for President? He's being coy so far.

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to skirt questions about whether he’ll run for President in 2024.

Questions about the Governor’s longer-term political aspirations surfaced once again at the Florida Capitol Tuesday, but DeSantis again deflected in response.

Capitol reporter Mike Vasilinda noted DeSantis was described as a “future world leader” at a bill signing in the Miami area Monday and 2022 rivals, such as Democratic candidate Nikki Fried, have said he would bail on a second term if he is reelected.

DeSantis contended he hears from people who want him to run for President all the time, but he’s focused on reelection, even though he has not officially filed yet.

“I get, probably everywhere I go, I get people that have all these ideas and people can say what they want, but you know, we’ve got a lot to do here, so that’s the focus that I have, and we look forward to getting off and running for the 2022 cycle. Obviously, we’re planning a lot, we’re doing the stuff we need to do, there will be more coming in that regard. But look, at the end of the day, we’re really happy with the direction that the state is going,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis also addressed the question of his second-term running mate, saying that he “would anticipate” Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez will run with him again in 2022.

DeSantis was answering 2024 questions for a second time this week. On Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” he took questions on the same topic, which included a hypothetical run as Donald Trump‘s running mate.

DeSantis, who has nearly $40 million banked in a campaign committee supporting his reelection, said he had not talked to former President Trump or anyone about plans beyond next year.

“I haven’t had any discussions with anybody beyond what we’re doing now,” DeSantis said, adding that the strategy is “one day at a time.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


6 comments

  • ross

    June 16, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Only a fool would believe Ron doesn’t want to run for President. He clearly is not focused on governing Florida. He has delusions of grandeur. After all, if a grifter like Donald “grab em by the @&?” who was millions in debt to the Russian mob could sit in the oval office, why can’t a Harvard grad like Ron be the leader of the “free” world? Just go back and watch the recordings of Trump’s last few”rallies” in Florida and study Ron’s facial expressions and body language. I thought he was going to bust a nut when Donald fawned over his stooge, Ron.

    • Joe the exterminator

      June 19, 2021 at 9:40 am

      Dude, i hope you become happier some day. !

  • PeterH

    June 16, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Democrats and The Lincoln Project will wrap the Trump Crime Family around Ron DeSantis neck when he runs for President in 2024! The American electorate will never vote for another stretch of turning back the American experience to 1950.

    • Joe the exterminator

      June 19, 2021 at 9:42 am

      Hope you find peace someday

  • Lynne

    June 19, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    De Santis and Owens 🙏🏻

  • Adam

    June 28, 2021 at 3:08 am

    I’d love to see DeSantis (I like to call him… DeSanty) run in 2024. I like Trump but he’s gonna be too old then. Electing 78 or 80 year old people to run a country is just stupid.

    Just read the comments here by these nutter lefties. It’s no wonder that mental illness runs way more frequently in the left than the right (look it up). It sure makes sense based on the nutcases I see on the left. Trump and Covid really brought it to the forefront how much mental illness there is over there.

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