Ron DeSantis Makes It Official: ‘I’m Running for President’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) made it publicly official on Wednesday, announcing his candidacy for President of the United States in a Twitter post as technical difficulties plagued the original Twitter Spaces conversation with Elon Musk, where he was poised to make the announcement first.

Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at an election night party after winning his race for reelection in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Tampa Pride Festival Canceled After Florida Cuts Off Access to Children

The Tampa Pride on the River event has been canceled due to the series of anti-groomer bills passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, which in part imposes penalties on establishments that expose children to sexually explicit drag shows and similar adult performances.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 11: Drag Queen Brigitte Bandit speaks with Keanya Philyan, 5, during a story time reading at the Cheer Up Charlies dive bar on March 11, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Controversy and debate over Texas House Bill 1266 intensifies as lawmakers continue its proposal. HB 1266 is …