DeSantis indicates privately he intends to run in 2024 as allies prepare

March 10, 2023

(Thomas Simonetti for The Washington Post)DAVENPORT, Iowa — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has indicated privately that he intends to run for president, according to two people familiar with his comments. Allies do not expect him to announce a run until after the Florida state legislative session ends in May. Citizenship and Immigration Services during the Trump administration, and Chris Jankowski, a veteran GOP operative and former official at the Republican State Leadership Committee. One, called Ready for Ron, has been collecting signatures from people favoring a DeSantis campaign.