×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: ron desantis | florida | governor | campaign | gop | house | resignation

DeSantis Gives Up House Seat to Focus on Florida Gov. Race

DeSantis Gives Up House Seat to Focus on Florida Gov. Race
Resigning Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. (John Raoux/AP)

Monday, 10 September 2018 12:10 PM EDT

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is resigning from Congress to focus on his campaign for governor, he wrote in a statement to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

DeSantis aide Elizabeth Fusick said the lawmaker is resigning immediately. DeSantis is running against Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, to succeed GOP Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

"As the Republican nominee for Governor of Florida, it is clear to me I will likely miss the vast majority of our remaining session days for this Congress," DeSantis wrote to Speaker Ryan. "Under these circumstances, it would be unacceptable for me to accept a salary."

DeSantis' resignation is retroactive to Sept. 1, "so that I do not receive any pay for the month of September," he wrote.

The letter was posted on Twitter and his official website.

© Copyright 2022 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
In a statement to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is resigning from Congress to focus on his campaign for governor.
ron desantis, florida, governor, campaign, gop, house, resignation
140
2018-10-10
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:10 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved