The PAC will be led by GOP strategist John Thomas, with the name Ron to the Rescue. The idea for the PAC was initially nixed over former President Donald Trump‘s likely run, but Mr. Thomas said the midterm outcomes have changed plans.
The governor, who raised his national profile over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, made significant gains for the GOP in Democratic strongholds, including Miami-Dade County, where Mr. DeSantis beat Mr. Crist by 11 points.
In 2018, Mr. DeSantis lost that county by roughly 20 points.
Mr. DeSantis also made huge gains with Hispanic voters, beating Mr. Crist with a 15-point advantage with that voting bloc.
The governor also received a strong share of non-Cuban Hispanic voters, defeating Mr. Crist by 5 points with that group.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump‘s endorsed candidates did poorly overall in the midterms, with several Democrats able to hold their seats against GOP candidates.
The highly anticipated “red wave” also failed to materialize, though Republicans are still expected to flip the House.