After months of his presidential ambitions being on full display, Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to make it official next week.
Donors and supporters are being invited to attend an event at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami on Wednesday and Thursday to make fundraising calls. DeSantis is expected to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission by Thursday establishing himself as a presidential candidate, which would be legally required before the attendees make calls soliciting funds for his campaign.
It is also likely that DeSantis will launch a corresponding video announcement around the same time as the paperwork is filed.
The event and upcoming filing were reported Thursday by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. The Tampa Bay Times has independently confirmed the accuracy of these reports.
In the week following the filing, DeSantis may also have a campaign kickoff rally, possibly in his hometown of Dunedin, which Bloomberg first reported.
Both Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and City of Dunedin spokesperson Sue Burness said Thursday they have not heard anything from the governor’s team about an event.