Millions upon millions of people have rallied behind Governor Ron DeSantis to run for the 2024 Presidential GOP ticket. However, the FEC has put up a roadblock in front of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ steps towards a potential run. DeSantis has been floated as a potential candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination.
While DeSantis has not formally announced his candidacy, he has been taking steps that indicate he is considering a run. He has made high-profile trips to early voting states such as Kansas and Arizona.
Governor DeSantis has an approval rating of 60% in his home state of Florida. DeSantis would assuredly beat Biden and Kamala.
But there is a roadblock that is causing a problem. The notorious FEC (Federal Election Committee) is attempting to prevent everyone from the “most basic form of free speech: telling someone they should run for office,” said Dan Backer, the principal advisor of the Ready for Ron Political Action Committee.
In his opinion piece for the Washington Examiner, Dan Backer states:
“Our grassroots effort is nothing more than an exercise of free speech and free association. Those same freedoms fueled the political ambitions of every single presidential candidate — from Joe Biden to Donald Trump to Barack Obama. But when that petition suddenly involves beating Biden in 2024, the federal government’s limitless bureaucracy must crush it.
Certain members of the FEC are trying to make it more difficult for people to come together and let the Florida governor know they want to see a President Ron DeSantis. FEC Democrats, certainly unmotivated by how badly he’d beat Biden, are claiming people now have no right to associate together, compiling their own names and contact information to encourage someone to run for office.
Ironically, the same Democrats who approve of ActBlue spending millions of dollars and raising billions more for candidates while passing on actual donor information now aren’t allowing Republicans to pass along their names and general interest in supporting a potential candidate, without money even being involved. To Democrats, your speech isn’t free; you have to chip in at least $1 or else be silenced. That’s how desperate the Left is to protect Biden, torture logic and precedent, and find any excuse to stop DeSantis.
I recently challenged that nonsense before the FEC to make our case. It’s a tough case — that the Constitution protects our rights, and that nothing in statutes, regulations, or case law remotely empowers the FEC to stand in our way. Fortunately, we stopped the FEC’s adoption of the Left’s radical, unconstitutional ideas and reaffirmed Ready for Ron’s core mandate — for now.
The fight goes on, with a new FEC effort driven by speech-suppressing Democrats taking place over the next two weeks as a final ruling is debated.”
The people of the United States deserve to have their voices heard and the FEC should not be standing in the way of democracy. We are calling for Governor Ron DeSantis to run for the GOP nomination and become the next United States President. The FEC must not stand in the way.