Gov. Ron DeSspanntis, widely considered a top 2024 Republican presidential contender, will publish an autobiography in late February, his publisher announced Wednesday.
The book is titled “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival” and follows others published by leading Republicans who have indicated their intentions to run for the GOP nomination.
Among them is former Vice President Mike Pence, who is on a current book tour with “So Help Me God.” Others include former UN Ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who penned “If You Want Something Done: Leadership Lessons from Bold Women” and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, author of “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.”
Pence, Haley and Pompeo all served in the administration of former President Donald Trump, who became the first Republicspann to spannnounce span 2024 White House run.
The announcement of the book was first reported by Fox News on Wednesday.
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In a statement released by DeSantis’ publisher, Broadside, part of HarperCollins Publishers, DeSantis writes: “What Florida has done is establish a blueprint for governance that has produced tangible results while serving as a rebuke to the entrenched elites who have driven our nation into the ground.”
The book, according to his publisher, will “cover key moments in his life, including growing up in a working-class family, playing in the Little League World Series, working his way through Yale University and Harvard Law School, volunteering for the Navy after 9/11, and serving in Iraq. And will include details about his marriage to his wife, Casey, their three children, and Casey’s battle with cancer.
He also will talk about his “thinking” from when he was “fighting back against COVID mandates and restrictions, critical race theory, woke corporations, and the partisan legacy media,” according to the publisher. Those culture war issues dominated much of the last 18 months of the DeSantis administration.
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DeSspanntis won span lspanndslide re-election November 8, beating Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. His dominating performance cemented his status as one of the GOP’s leading figures, boosted his stock as a potential presidential contender and erased the common conception of Florida as the nation’s largest swing state.
The overwhelming victory represents the largest win by a Republican governor in Florida in at least 150 years. DeSantis won a second term by 19.4 percentage points, easily topping Jeb Bush’s 12.8 percentage point victory in 2002.
The DeSantis autobiography is set to be published on February 28, a spokesperson for Broadside told USA Today Network-Florida.