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It looks like Ron DeSantis is about to make it official.
The Florida governor is set to announce he will run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday at 6pm EDT on Twitter during a conversation with the platform’s CEO, Elon Musk.
The event will be held on Twitter Spaces, the platform’s audio chat feature, at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The discussion will be moderated by David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur who is both a close associate of Musk and a supporter of DeSantis, reports said.
After the announcement, the campaign is set to release a launch video on the same evening to further promote their message. Furthermore, DeSantis has planned visits to several early states shortly after the Memorial Day holiday, aiming to connect with voters and gain early momentum in those key regions.
According to NBC News:
The relationship could be a significant boost for DeSantis by giving him an introduction to, and credibility with, Musk’s massive following — including his 140 million Twitter followers. But it could prove a burden should DeSantis become distracted by the tycoon’s many controversial comments.
The launch will closely tie together the billionaire tech mogul with one of the Republican Party’s rising stars. Musk has been an admirer of DeSantis, who also regularly chides corporate media. Last year, Musk said he would support the governor if he were to run for president.
The announcement will coincide with a retreat for high-end fundraisers pledged to support DeSantis in Miami. Bundlers will gather at the Four Seasons hotel from May 24-26, receiving briefings from campaign staff, combined with time to call around to raise money for the campaign.
The DeSantis team has been in talks with Musk for at least the last few weeks, according to a source familiar with the discussions. In those conversations, the source said, Musk has indicated he doesn’t think former President Donald Trump can win back the White House.
“He’s interested in the future, and he’s interested in winning again,” the person said.
He will instantly be a top-tier candidate, but according to most polling, he is running well behind the current GOP frontrunner, former President Donald Trump.