Florida Republicans Set To Repeal “Resign To Run” Law

The Associated Press reports:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

A “resign to run” law requires state officeholders to commit to leave their positions if they run for federal office. The measure, which has been on and off the books over the past several decades, was reinstated in 2018.

In 2007, the Republican-controlled Legislature changed the law to prevent problems for then-Gov. Charlie Crist, who was being considered as a possible running mate for Republican John McCain in 2008. Crist later became a Democrat and challenged DeSantis.

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As I reported last week, the Republican leaders of both legislative chambers told reporters that they support repealing the law. Republicans will have super-majorities in both chambers when the legislature reconvenes in March.