Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds is considering a run as the Sunshine State’s next governor in 2026.
A source close to Donalds confirmed to Fox News Digital that he is considering a run for governor of Florida.
Donalds told Fox News Digital that he is focused on returning former President Trump to power before moving on to “these other things.”
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“I am committed to making Biden a one-term president,” Donalds told Fox News Digital. “We will focus on these other things after President Trump is inaugurated.”
Donalds told reporters he plans to run Tuesday as he leads the continuing resolution in the House to avoid a government shutdown.
The congressman also said he would join Trump as a vice presidential candidate if the former president asked him to.
Additionally, Donald’s potential candidacy comes as rumors swirl about a potential gubernatorial run from fellow Florida Republican Matt Gaetz.
Gaetz, however, on Tuesday denied rumors of a gubernatorial run, saying he was more focused on supporting Trump’s 2024 White House campaign.
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“I met dozens of former colleagues from my years in the state legislature,” Gaetz told Axios. “They relentlessly encouraged me to consider returning to Florida. However, I wasn’t focused on any of those discussions.”
A potential Donalds candidacy would come in 2026, when current Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would not be eligible to run under the state constitution.
The House must pass Donald’s continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown before the end of September.
House Republicans reached consensus — except for a few holdouts — on the funding measure over the weekend, but holdouts threaten to derail the measure.
Gaetz is among those holdouts, who have threatened to mutiny against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to oust him from the presidency.
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However, McCarthy scoffed at threats to his position as speaker, telling Gaetz to “put down a damn motion” to remove him from his post during a meeting of the House GOP conference last Thursday.
Funding for the resolution would continue through the end of October, as the lower house finishes preparing appropriations bills before the Sept. 30 deadline.