August 04, 2022 13:57 GMT
10:00 ET 15:00 BST: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is shortly due to make a "major announcement" which will be livestreamed on his twitter page: https://twitter.com/GovRonDeSantis
- DeSantis' Press Secretary Christina Pushaw tweeted yesterday: "MAJOR announcement tomorrow morning from Governor Ron DeSantis. Prepare for the liberal media meltdown of the year. Everyone get some rest tonight."
- There has been considerable speculation that DeSantis may use the announcement to formally launch a widely anticipated White House bid for 2024 although Pushaw has expressed in the past few minutes that the announcement will not be political in nature: "...it has nothing to do with political announcements or endorsements."
- Comes as betting market Smarkets showing DeSantis has drawn level with former President Donald Trump in implied probability for winning the 2024 Presidential election.
Figure 1: 2024 Presidential Election Winner (Smarkets)