Florida Governor DeSantis files for presidential bid

Editor’s Note: The main topic of this article, the registration of Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis as a candidate for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination on the website of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has been revealed to be untrue, and the result of a potential error on the website of the FEC. The article written prior to the realization of this error remains below.


Anyone who has browsed the website of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) of the United States of America recently may have noticed that there are some changes to its page regarding current political candidacies for the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Ronald DeSantis, Governor of Florida and far-right Republican icon, has filed a statement of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission. 

In his filing, DeSantis’ noted his running mate as Kristi Noem, the Republican Governor of South Dakota. He also provided his address, the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee, Florida.

DeSantis has gained notoriety during his two terms as governor in Florida. His controversial policies on the topics of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, abortion, and “wokeness” in public education have helped him garner media attention. 

As of April 18, 2023, Ron DeSantis has not officially announced a bid for the Presidency, but his filing in the FEC indicates that such an announcement may be imminent. Time will tell whether the 2024 Presidential election will see Ron DeSantis enter as a serious contender for the Republican nomination.