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.

But Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Legislature have expressed openness to changing or rescinding the law when they gather again in March. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner recently told reporters that it was a “great idea” to review the law.

Senate President Kathleen Passidomo similarly said that changes to the resignation requirement would be a “good idea.” “If an individual who is a Florida governor is running for president, I think he should be allowed to do it,” she said. DeSantis is emerging as an early favorite of some Republican donors and activists who are seeking a conservative leader without the baggage associated with former President Donald Trump , who has already announced his 2024 White House bid.

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