Ron DeSantis’s wife Casey launched her husband’s 2024 presidential bid by posting a video of the Florida governor getting ready to go on stage in front of an American flag.

Florida’s first lady posted the video to Twitter on Tuesday night, the day before Mr DeSantis is set to formally announce his campaign in a Twitter event with Elon Musk.

“America is worth the fight… Every. Single. Time,” Ms DeSantis tweeted along with the expensively produced video.

The slick 30-second video shows Mr DeSantis from behind walking towards a giant Stars and Stripes against a dramatic musical soundtrack, while a voiceover says: “They call it faith because in the face of darkness you can see that brighter future, a faith that our best days lay ahead of us.

“But is it worth the fight? Do I have the courage? Is it worth the sacrifice?

“America has been worth it every single time.”

Mr DeSantis, who is seen as the leading rival to Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, will kick off his bid for the White House during a Wednesday night Twitter Spaces event with the Tesla billionaire.

The Twitter Spaces event will take place from 6pm ET and be moderated by tech entrepreneur David Sacks, who is a supporter of Mr DeSantis and a close business adviser to Mr Musk, according to NBC News.

Ms DeSantis also posted a cheeky response to reports of her husband’s imminent 2024 campaign launch.

The first lady of the Sunshine State shared a Fox News article reporting on the announcement, tweeting: “Big if true…” with a smiling face emoji.

Mr DeSantis has been widely expected to join the race for months, travelling to – unofficially – campaign in the early primary states.

The governor is set to make the announcement at 6pm ET on Wednesday when he’s also expected to file the required documents with the Federal Election Commission. He’s then set to appear on Fox News at 8pm.

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