DeSantis Signs Legislation Clearing Himself To Run For President

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an elections bill Wednesday, clearing himself to run for president ahead of his highly anticipated campaign launch.

The state’s resign-to-run statute could have prevented DeSantis from running for president without first resigning as governor, and Senate Bill 7050 included an amendment to clarify the Florida law. DeSantis signed the elections bill, which holds that individuals “seeking the office of President or Vice President of the United States” are now exempt from the resign-to-run provision. 

“Any person seeking the office of President or Vice President of the United States is not subject to the requirements of chapter 99, Florida Statutes, which govern candidate[s] qualifying, specifically those which require the submission of certain documents, full and public disclosures of financial interests, petition signatures, or the payment of filing fees. This section shall take effect upon this act becoming a law,” the bill states.

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