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Ron DeSantis launches 2024 presidential bid on Twitter

By Jordi Bou

May 24, 2023 - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will announce his U.S. presidential bid in an online appearance with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, placing him on a collision course with Trump.

DeSantis will make the announcement on Twitter during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, DeSantis’ political team confirmed. At the same time, he will file a document with the Federal Election Commission declaring his candidacy.

DeSantis, 44, is viewed as former president Donald Trump’s chief rival for the Republican Party’s nomination.

Republican voters go to the polls in a series of primary elections beginning next February to determine which candidate will face President Joe Biden, a Democrat, in the November 2024 general election.

PUBLISHED: 24/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images