Gov. Ron DeSantis has officially filed to run for re-election in the 2022 Florida gubernatorial election.
According to campaign documents, he filed paperwork on Friday and received the acknowledgment letter on Monday. DeSantis’ documents were received at 4:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, according to the department’s website.
DeSantis’ first campaign treasurer’s report, covering the entire month of November, is due on December 10, 2021.
DeSantis will face Republican National Committee official John Joseph Mercadante in the primary.
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, and Sen. Annette Taddeo are among the Democratic candidates who have declared their candidacy.