At least two dozen of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2022 campaign employees are currently on the payroll of the Florida Republican Party, according to the party’s Q1 2023 expenditure report.
DeSantis and his team have been coy about the governor’s presidential aspirations, with the governor
Multiple news outlets have reported that DeSantis is planning on a May presidential campaign launch, at the end of the Florida legislature’s spring session. Florida maintains a “resign to run” law, which would require DeSantis to give up the governorship unless the state legislature repeals it. Some political observers have speculated that a bill currently being considered by the state Senate’s Committee on Ethics and Elections could include a repeal, although Senate President Kathleen Passidomo downplayed the likelihood of it being included.