Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) clarified that a political action committee urging him to run for president in 2024 has no connection with him.
The legal counsel for DeSantis warned that the Pro-DeSantis PAC is operating without his permission or authorization.
“Whether well-intentioned or not, the organizers of these PACs have not been in contact with DeSantis leadership and such efforts may create confusion amongst supporters of the Governor and his policies.”
]👉🏻 DeSantis team warns PAC has no ties to him https://t.co/xwnPSZ1nwE
— Junkyard Dogs (@baileyjer) November 20, 2022
“It is important to make clear to supporters that Governor DeSantis and his team are not affiliated with the ‘Ron to the Rescue’ PAC, have not authorized it to conduct any activity on their behalf, and contributions made to the ‘Ron to the Rescue’ PAC will not benefit Governor DeSantis or his agenda,” DeSantis’s legal counsel Benjamin Gibson wrote to donors, according to Fox News.
The group was founded by GOP strategist John Thomas, according to the outlet.
DeSantis is DeFuture 🤌🏼
— Ron to the Rescue (@Ron2theRescue) November 17, 2022
Running in 2024?
“Fervor over the prospect of DeSantis entering the 2024 fray reached a fever pitch after the dismal Republican showing in the midterm elections,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“An outcry of conservatives began to blame former President Donald Trump for the party’s less-than-stellar performance in what had been expected to be a red-wave yea,” it added.
CONFUSION CLARIFIED: A legal counsel for DeSantis says the Florida governor and “his team are not affiliated with the ‘Ron to the Rescue’ PAC” in any capacity. https://t.co/801XFyTqNK pic.twitter.com/qg3iH8dkYB
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 20, 2022
Despite widespread speculation of the governor’s odds against Trump in 2024, DeSantis has made no direct mention of plans to run for president.
DeSantis was reelected in November by a wide margin over Democrat Charlie Crist. Other Republicans won strongly across Florida, turning a traditionally purple state red.
The future might include a DeSantis run, but so far the noise about a campaign is coming from outside sources.