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Governor Ron DeSantis Third Presidential Candidate to Make DC Republican Presidential Primary Ballot

Governor Ron DeSantis Third Presidential Candidate to Make DC Republican Presidential Primary Ballot 

Washington, DC – (November 16, 2023) On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis became the third Republican candidate for President of the United States to qualify for the ballot at the March 1-3, 2024, District of Columbia Republican state party primary. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on Governor DeSantis’ entry into the race: 

DC Republican Party Chairman Patrick Mara noted, “The District Republicans should be getting excited about the DC Republican Presidential primary, as we have added another exciting candidate to the ballot. We are pleased to announce Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the third candidate to declare in the District. DC Republican voters will have an unprecedented impact in choosing a nominee for president compared to other elections, since we are the fifth primary in the country. Congratulations to Governor DeSantis and his campaign for being the third to make the ballot in DC. It will be a highly consequential primary because we vote the weekend after the early states and immediately before Super Tuesday.” 

The District of Columbia Republican Party Presidential Primary will be held on Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Marriott Madison Hotel in Washington, DC. During the pre-Super Tuesday DC Primary, Presidential candidates will compete for 19 proportionately allocated Delegates and 16 Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Delegates from across the country will convene to select the Republican nominee for President of the United States. National Republican Party rules necessitated that the DC GOP move the primary from the District-scheduled primary on June 4 to the earlier dates in March. With the filing deadline set on December 1 and former President Donald Trump first and Vivek Ramaswamy second to qualify for the ballot, it is anticipated that up to five more Republicans could make the Presidential Primary ballot in DC. 

For further information, please contact Nicole M. McClure, Executive Director of the DC Republican Committee, at 

The DC Republican Committee is composed of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards nominated and elected to serve as members.


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