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Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis (Fla.) entered Florida's race for governor on Friday.
"I'm excited about taking this first step towards a campaign for governor," DeSantis toldPolitico. "As a former prosecutor, Iraq veteran, and conservative leader who's endorsed by President Trump, I've got the experience needed to win this race and build on Gov. [Rick] Scott's strong legacy."
President Donald Trump threw his support behind DeSantis late last month, tweeting, "Congressman Ron DeSantis is a brilliant young leader, Yale and then Harvard Law, who would make a GREAT Governor of Florida. He loves our Country and is a true FIGHTER!"
Though DeSantis had not yet formally entered the race at the time, Politico‘s Jake Sherman reported that people close to DeSantis said Trump's message was a "much-wanted tweet."
Source: Washington Free Beacon