US Politics

DeSantis makes 2024 presidential bid leaning on culture wars

Florida governor’s Twitter Spaces event with Elon Musk that was delayed when the thousands of listeners caused platform to crash

Ron DeSantis: “Success is attainable, and freedom is worth fighting for”. Picture: Getty

Ron DeSantis officially launched his long-awaited 2024 presidential campaign Wednesday, signalling he will lean into culture war issues as a central strategy to wrestle the Republican nomination from Donald Trump.

The Florida governor held a Twitter Spaces event with its owner Elon Musk that was initially delayed when the thousands of listeners caused the platform to crash. DeSantis enters the race as the strongest challenger yet to the former president and current GOP frontrunner in ...