Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to be preparing to announce his presidential bid soon. On Monday, his political operation is going to be moving from its current location in downtown Tallahassee to a new downtown location that will function as the more official campaign space. This move will also mean that the not-yet-filed campaign will be forced to spend over $5,000, which under Federal Election Commission guidelines would mean that they will have to register and file financial reports for the campaign. A campaign committee will also need to be specified.
Following the move, DeSantis will need to file paperwork within 15 days, which will effectively be the first time that the Florida governor will officially admit that he is running for the White House.
DeSantis and his wife, Casey, have also begun hosting small groups of possible donors in the Florida governor’s mansion, with one source claiming that in the last two weeks, DeSantis has hosted eight dinners, each being made up of somewhere around 15 to 20 donors from across the nation. The source further claimed that all the donors that were present at the dinners had been “carefully selected” because they are some of the biggest donors.
According to a different source, during the dinner, DeSantis stated that he would not always respond to former President Donald Trump’s attacks, but that when he did it would be on “policy.” Another key point that DeSantis brought up in his arguments was that he could serve two terms in the White House, whereas Trump could serve only one term.