Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joins the 2024 GOP presidential race

DORAL, FL – City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has become the first Hispanic to enter the 2024 GOP presidential nomination race. 

Suarez, 45, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday to run in the Republican presidential primary and on Thursday is expected to announce his candidacy at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in Simi Valley, California. 

Miami’s second-term mayor, joins former President Donald Trump, recently indicted on federal charges and who lives in Palm Beach, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the GOP Presidential race. 

The primary also includes former Vice President Mike Pence, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The first Republican primary debate is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee on August 23rd, but Suarez’s late entry into the presidential race might affect his chances of qualifying for it due to the strict requirements the Republican National Committee has laid out for candidates to be on stage. 

The third Republican presidential candidate in Florida is a Cuban American who served as Miami City commissioner for eight years before his first term as mayor that began in 2017.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and who also served until recently as the president of the bipartisan US Conference of Mayors, has a father, Xavier Suarez, who was mayor of Miami in the 1980s and 1990s, although he faced an investigation for voter fraud after winning the 1997’s elections.

As City of Miami Mayor, Francis Suarez has promoted industries such as cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence and has spoken about climate change. 

He spoke about the possibility of running for president last month in an interview with CBS News where he said deciding on a presidential bid was a “soul-searching process.” He also added, “I’m someone who needs to be better known by this country.”

One thought on “Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joins the 2024 GOP presidential race

  • Truly gifted as far as can speak for an hour without actually saying a thing , not taking a stand , not committing to anything but silly talking points .

    He of course takes credit for things he did not have anything to do with

    He has zero chance of making it out of Miami yet guess some out there who will actually give him money so he later spends on himself.

    I imagine in time he will be another Cuban Cosa Nostra Commissioner as politics in Miami is a career move for them .

    They slither from one position to another .

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