Rep. Ron DeSantis resigning from Congress to focus on Florida governor's race
Posted: 9:01 AM, Sep 10, 2018
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Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) will resign from the House of Representatives effective immediately.
In his resignation letter, DeSantis says he is resigning because he will miss the majority of Congress' days in sessions because he will be campaigning for Florida governor.
DeSantis recently won the Republican nomination in the Florida gubernatorial race. He is facing Democrat Andrew Gillum in the general election.
DeSantis served Florida' sixth district, which includes southern Jacksonville and the city of Daytona Beach.