Not just Disney: DeSantis brings history of business battles to the presidential campaign

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives remarks at the Heritage Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Leadership Summit at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on April 21, 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is slated to launch his presidential campaign Wednesday evening, putting his blend of pro-business conservativism and culture-war populism to the test at the national level.

DeSantis, 44, is set to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Twitter, during a live conversation with Elon Musk that is set for 6 p.m. ET. The announcement will cement DeSantis as the top Republican rival to former President Donald Trump, who has held a consistent polling lead over the primary field.

DeSantis worked to establish himself…

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