Political rumors have been rampant for months that Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Palm Coast/Daytona Beach) will soon launch his campaign for Governor, but he has yet to do so. The anticipation of such a move, however, has spurred wealthy businessman and retired US Navy veteran John Ward to enter the Republican congressional primary.
In 2016, Rep. DeSantis announced his US Senate campaign when it appeared incumbent Marco Rubio (R) would not seek re-election. When the latter man eventually decided to become a re-election candidate, the then-sophomore Congressman retreated to his House district and won a 59-41% re-election victory. The situation could turn interesting. With other candidates such as state Agriculture Commissioner and former Congressman Adam Putnam (R) jumping out to a big lead in the Governor’s race, it may not be such a clear-cut decision for Rep. DeSantis to actually enter the statewide campaign.
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