May 19th, 2023:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly told top donors that he, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden are the only “credible” presidential candidates for 2024. DeSantis is expected to officially announce his candidacy soon. He currently trails Trump by over 30 points in polling averages but leads other potential Republican candidates. DeSantis is positioning himself as a champion of culture-war attacks on progressive values, facing both support and opposition for his stances.