Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Amendment introduced to 'clarify' Florida's 'resign to run' law

While all indications are that Ron DeSantis will run against Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for President, he hasn't announced yet. In the meantime, candidates like Nikki Haley and Perry Johnson have already declared their candidacies. What's holding him up? Most likely a Florida law stating that holders of state office in Florida have to resign when they run for federal office. That looks like it will change, as CBS Miami reported Florida Senate to "clarify" state's resign to run law this morning.

The amendment would add language basically saying Florida’s "resign to run" law doesn't apply to those campaigning for President or Vice President.
WFLA had more on the proposed legislation as well as how the current law would apply in Florida lawmakers file amendment so DeSantis doesn't have to resign to run in 2024.

8 On Your Side Investigator Mahsa Saeidi has the latest.
Biden announcing he's running for re-election provides the context for the timing of this bill.* DeSantis is danger of being left behind, even though he's the clear Republican alternative to Trump. Speaking of whom, Chris Hayes performed a stand-up routine of sorts, While DeSantis wages a war on woke, Trump wages a war on him.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not having a good week. While he continues his publicity tour to 'end the woke' movement, Donald Trump is waging a war on him. Trump isn't just picking fights with DeSantis online, but he's beating him in the polls.
At this rate, while I still expect DeSantis to DeClare his candidacy as soon as he signs the amendment to Florida's "resign to run" law that allows him to remain Governor while he runs for President, I would not be surprised if he ends up not running. Stay tuned.

*I was originally going to blog about Biden's announcement, but I found the late night talk show host's segments on him underwhelming and didn't feel like posting MSNBC's cheerleading, so I looked for another story and found this, which I found more inspiring.

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