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Preparing for the 2024 presidential election, the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday announced a “new embed program” focused on hiring staff members in Florida and other “key” states.
The DNC said in a web post it aims to hire communications staff in Florida and four other states.
The announcement said the move would mark the “earliest the DNC has put communications staff on the ground” in a presidential election cycle.
The DNC also plans to make hires in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
“These embeds will focus on driving local coverage and bracketing GOP candidates,” a DNC news release said.
The announcement came hours before former President Donald Trump was expected to announce he will run again for the White House in 2024.
Trump won Florida during the 2020 election but lost the national race to Democrat Joe Biden.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also is widely considered a potential Republican candidate for president in 2024. DeSantis easily won a second term as governor in last week’s election.
The News Service of Florida sought comment Tuesday from the Republican Party of Florida but did not immediately receive a response.