The Florida Republican Party has paid approximately two dozen campaign employees for GOP Governor Ron DeSantis’ 2022 campaign, according to the Q1 2023 expenditure report.
The party has paid 24 current or former employees of DeSantis’ campaign, including his former gubernatorial press secretary These staffing decisions indicate that DeSantis may be preparing for a possible presidential run, despite not directly confronting front-runner former President Donald Trump.
With the 2022 midterm elections approaching, Republicans will be looking for strong candidates to help them regain control of the House and the Senate. DeSantis has been a popular figure in the Republican Party for his handling of the pandemic in Florida and his strong conservative stances on issues such as immigration and education.
DeSantis has not announced his presidential aspirations, but his actions suggest that he may be positioning himself as a viable alternative to Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
As the 2022 midterm elections approach, Republicans will be closely watching DeSantis and other potential candidates to determine who can lead the party to victory.