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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) filed paperwork to run for president Wednesday, a soft launch that ends months of anticipation as he enters an increasingly crowded field vying for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, with former President Donald Trump’s early lead looming over the race.

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DeSantis filed candidacy paperwork with the Federal Election Commission ahead of a formal announcement set to take place on Twitter Spaces Wednesday at 6 p.m. E.T.

The Florida governor, who was widely expected to formally enter the race after the conclusion of the Florida legislative session, is the sixth Republican candidate to wage a challenge to Trump, who announced his third run for the White House in November and has ramped up his attacks on DeSantis in recent months.

The filing will allow DeSantis to begin collecting contributions for his presidential campaign and comes

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