Port Orange, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Central Florida GOP Congressman Ron DeSantis has announced that he's in the running to be governor.
DeSantis says he's filing the paperwork to begin his campaign. DeSantis says he wants to build on the great work that Governor Rick Scott has done to advance economic opportunity, reform education and "drain the swamp in Tallahassee."
The 39 year-old DeSantis will face opposition from members of his own party. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is already actively campaigning and Clearwater State Senator Jack Latvala has announced a run. Latvala could change his mind as he has since resigned from the senate over sexual misconduct allegations.
DeSantis' announcement comes a few weeks after President Trump tweeted his support for the Iraq war vet for governor.
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