In potential gift to Ron DeSantis, new legislative leaders eye resign-to-run change

In potential gift to Ron DeSantis, new legislative leaders eye resign-to-run change

Florida’s new Republican supermajority in the Legislature could open the door for Gov. Ron DeSantis to stay on as Governor if he decides to run for President.

Florida law says officials must resign their office when running for a new one. However, when it comes to the presidency, there are questions about when that resignation must occur.

Asked by reporters on Tuesday, new House Speaker Paul Renner said it was a “good idea” for the Legislature to alter Florida’s “resign-to-run” law to allow officials to keep their current seat while seeking federal office. For DeSantis, who is considered a leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, it could be a gift if he runs for Pr...

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