Ron DeSantis has written a new book chronicling his life in public service, with his popularity soaring and speculation growing that he will run for president in 2024.
Florida’s Republican governor, who was re-elected this month in a landslide, will publish his new book in February. Some political analysts view it as an official statement, and another step towards his possible bid for the White House.
The autobiography, called “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint to Revive America,” is expected to cover key moments in DeSantis’ life.
The book tells his story “Growing up in a working-class family, playing in the Little League World Series, working his way through Yale and Harvard Law School, volunteering for the Navy after 9/11 and serving in Iraq,” Fox News He said.
Ron DeSantis (pictured Nov. 19) has penned a new book chronicling his life in public service, as his popularity soars and speculation grows that he will run for president in 2024.
Florida’s Republican governor, who was re-elected this month in a landslide, will publish his new book in February. Some political analysts view it as an official statement — but they’ll also detail his marriage to former TV and news anchor Casey DeSantis, her battle with breast cancer, and the three children they share together. Pictured: the DeSantis family
It will also shed new light on his marriage to former television and news anchor Casey DeSantis, her battle with breast cancer, and the three children they share together.
DeSantis’ popularity has skyrocketed in the past couple of years. In a midterm election that saw worse-than-expected results for the Republicans, he was a clear winner.
He won re-election to a second term as Florida’s governor in a landslide, defeating Democrat Charlie Crist with nearly 60 percent of the vote—in another sign of the Republican wave in Florida.
Meanwhile, a poll from earlier this month weighing in as a possible 2024 candidate showed DeSantis now has a seven-point lead over former President Donald Trump.
The autobiography, called “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival,” will be published in February
The YouGov poll was the first to look at the 2024 election cycle — as well as the first since February 2016 to point to a weakening of Trump’s dominance of the Republican Party. It found that 42 percent of GOP-leaning Republicans and independents now prefer DeSantis over Trump to be the party’s 2024 standard bearer.
DeSantis’ criticism has been directed at his attack on what he calls “wake-up” values. In his victory speech at his campaign headquarters, he declared: “Florida is where the wake goes,” saying that Florida voters had “rewritten the political map.”
He also supported Florida’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Act and the STOP WOKE Act – both of which have proven controversial and faced lawsuits, but have proven popular with Republicans, particularly in Trump’s MAGA camp.
DeSantis’ autobiography will be his second book, and will be published Feb. 28 by Broadside, the conservative arm of HarperCollins Publishing — which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
In a statement shared via Fox News (which, like HarperCollins, falls under Rupert Murdoch’s media empire — albeit under a different corporate umbrella) — Broadside said the book “will delve into the critical issues that have kept (DeSantis) at the center of the debate about the future of our country.
He shares his thinking when he was fighting back against COVID mandates and restrictions, critical race theory, corporate sobering up, and what Broadside describes as “inherited partisan media.” The statement added that the book would detail DeSantis’ “bold and substantive political accomplishments.”
In a statement to Fox News, DeSantis said Florida had created “a blueprint for governance that produced tangible results while serving as a rebuke to the entrenched elites who have driven our nation to the ground.”
Many in the GOP fear that if Trump and DeSantis (pictured together in 2019) go head-to-head in the 2024 presidential primary, the party could tear itself apart.
DeSantis has yet to make any official announcement about a possible bid for the White House. He has previously ruled out talk of running for president in 2024, focusing instead on his re-election to the governorship of Florida, which he will remain governor of Florida until 2026 — unless he chooses to step down.
Regardless, he’s become a major face of the Republican Party, and the possibility of his candidacy seems to be worrying Trump — who announced his own bid for 2024 earlier this month. “He could hurt himself badly,” Trump told reporters when asked about the prospect of facing DeSantis for the Republican nomination.
Many in the GOP fear that if the duo went head-to-head in the 2024 presidential primary, the party could tear themselves.