Christina Pushaw, the press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, announced in a tweet on Wednesday night that there will be a “MAJOR announcement” on Thursday morning.
“MAJOR announcement tomorrow morning from @GovRonDeSantis,” Pushaw tweeted. “Prepare for the liberal media meltdown of the year,” she added. “Everyone get some rest tonight.”
DeSantis, who entered office in 2019, is currently seeking re-election in the Sunshine State’s gubernatorial election contest.
The governor, who previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives, has become a tremendously popular figure on the political right. While Pushaw did not disclose details about the announcement, she did note that it “is an official announcement not a campaign one.”
“He already announced he’s running for re-election as governor,” Pushaw tweeted. “All I can say about the surprise announcement tomorrow is that it’s not about anything campaign related. It’s official business.”
Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried are vying for the chance to face off against DeSantis during the general election.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has endorsed Crist. “He’ll be a champion for women’s reproductive rights, create opportunities for small business owners, and always show empathy and compassion for our working families. It’s a stark contrast to the current governor. Florida, you deserve better,” Pelosi said in a video earlier this year.
On Tuesday, the governor issued a tweet listing the types of subjects that schools should, and should not, be teaching.
“As students head back to their classrooms this fall, I’m happy to clear up any ‘confusion’ the media may have about appropriate curriculum,” he tweeted, listing the topics of “Math, Reading, Writing” as approved subjects, but critical race theory, “Sexualized Content,” and “Transgender Ideology” as disapproved topics. “Florida schools will educate children, not indoctrinate them,” the tweet added.