Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to formally enter the 2024 presidential race subsequent week, when high Republican fundraisers convene in Miami, in keeping with two individuals conversant in the plans.

The second-term governor, now seen by many as probably the most viable GOP challenger to former President Donald Trump, has been laying the groundwork for the marketing campaign for months. In speeches throughout the nation, he touted his landslide re-election victory final yr and the sweeping legislative agenda in Florida handed by a landslide GOP this spring, and not directly positioned himself as a greater wager than Trump within the basic election.