Top Florida State Lawmaker Backs Tweak That Could Boost A DeSantis 2024 White House Bid

Republican gubernatorial candidate for Florida Ron DeSantis speaks during an election night watch party at the Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, on November 8, 2022. - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been tipped as a possible 2024 presidential candidate, was projected as one of the early winners of the night in Tuesday's midterm election. (Photo by Giorgio VIERA / AFP) (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “A good idea,” Renner called the suggestion of repealing the so-called “resign to run” law.
  • Renner spoke Tuesday after his colleagues formally elected him to lead the state’s lower chamber. New Senate President Kathleen Passidomo said she was on board with the change, too.
  • “If Speaker Renner thinks it’s a good idea, I think it’s a good idea,” she told reporters.

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