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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis News

Find the latest news about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis, a Republican, was first elected as governor in 2018 and handily won reelection in 2022. He launched a bid for the White House in 2023. Though he dropped out of the presidential race in January, he is expected to retain significant power through his governorship.

  1. Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference in New York, July 2, 2020.
  2. Incoming students and their families navigate the campus during New College of Florida's move-in and orientation on 2023 in Sarasota.
  3. Attendees leave a session during the Moms for Liberty National Summit Friday, July 15, 2022, in Tampa.
  4. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on March 7, 2023, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  5. Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Paul Renner, right, and President of the Florida Senate Kathleen Passidomo are pictured in 2023.
  6. Gov. Ron DeSantis attends a rally on Jan. 13 at the Never Back Down super PAC headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa. DeSantis dropped out of the presidential race about a week later, but traveled to the key early primary state of South Carolina on Tuesday to discuss his support for congressional term limits, and weigh in on the primary race between former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
  7. Christina Pushaw attends Gov. Ron DeSantis' inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee.
  8. Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers remarks at NeoCity Academy in Kissimmee on Jan. 26.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants to rein in parents who are "abusing" the book challenge process, saying, "Let’s not let people try and hijack the process.”
  10. The Florida House is proposing divesting an estimated $277 million in state pension fund investments in Chinese state-owned companies. Among the investments is Kweichow Moutai, which specializes in a particular liquor.
  11. A Pride flag waves during the St. Pete Pride Parade along Bayshore Drive on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in St. Petersburg.
  12. View of the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, on Feb. 2, 2022.
  13. Cultivated chicken is processed at the Believer Meats facility in Rehovot, Israel on Feb. 13, 2023. The company is one of over 150 startups aiming to use cell biology to reduce the environmental impact of the world’s ever-increasing demand for meat and change global protein production.
  14. The Cinderella Castle is seen at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on July 14, 2023, in Lake Buena Vista. The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday appealed a ruling from a federal judge in Tallahassee that dismissed a lawsuit brought against Gov. Ron DeSantis over what the company said amounted to retaliation over free speech.
  15. Florida State Guard members are seen in this image from the website of Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis on Thursday announced he would be sending members of the State Guard to Texas to combat illegal border crossings.
  16. Minnie and Mickey Mouse perform for guests during a musical show in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on July 14, 2023, in Lake Buena Vista.
  17. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event on May 31, 2023, in Salix, Iowa.
  18. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis greets supporters at his Iowa caucuses watch party on Jan. 15 at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  19. Supporters of Gov. Ron DeSantis attend a rally for him on Jan. 13 at the Never Back Down super PAC headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa. In Tampa Bay and across Florida, voters who'd pinned their hopes on DeSantis winning the Republican nomination for president are feeling dejected and frustrated by the governor's decision to drop out of the race.
  20. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a town hall at the LaBelle Winery last week in Derry, N.H.
  21. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attends his watch party on Caucus Night, Monday, Jan 15, 2024, at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in We Des Moines, IA.
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at his Iowa caucuses watch party on Monday, Jan 15, 2024, at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  23. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends a Jan. 13 rally at the Never Back Down super PAC headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  24. A supporter holds up a sign in support of Ron DeSantis for President during the Florida Freedom Summit on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in Orlando.
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