Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2020, with the backing of billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk.
Musk praised DeSantis for his leadership on several fronts, including his work to improve Florida’s economy and health care system.
DeSantis’s launch of his campaign signals an early shift in the Republican political landscape, as he is seen as a more moderate alternative to President Donald Trump.
The endorsement of Musk has added considerable clout to DeSantis’s campaign, bringing a high-profile name to the race and demonstrating the potential of a DeSantis-led Presidency.
In addition to Musk’s endorsement, many other high-profile political figures have added to their support of DeSantis’s bid, including Governors Greg Abbott and Rick Scott of Texas and Florida, and Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller.