Five ways DeSantis has flexed his political muscle in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has thrust himself into the national spotlight as one of the most influential and controversial politicians across the country since becoming governor in 2019.


DeSantis has frequently taken action in his home state that has positioned him as a leader of the conservative movement in the country. He has been rumored to be considering a run for the White House in 2024 and is viewed as President Trump’s most serious competition for the Republican nomination if both enter the race.