DeSantis among finalists for Time’s 2022 Person of the Year

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign rally, Nov. 7, 2022, in Hialeah, Fla. The long-rumored memoir by Gov. DeSantis is coming out next year. The HarperCollins imprint Broadside will release The Courage to Be Free: Floridas Blueprint for Americas Revival on Feb. 28. The announcement, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 comes in the wake of DeSantis decisive reelection victory and will likely add to speculation that he plans a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a contender for Time magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year, according to a report.

The magazine released a 10-person candidate list on Monday based on “who they felt had the most influence on the world this year,” the report said.

Liz Cheney, Ron DeSantis, Gun Safety Advocates, Xi Jinping, Elon Musk, Protesters in Iran, MacKenzie Scott, The U.S. Supreme Court, Janet Yellen and Volodymyr Zelenskyy were among the 10 finalists for the Person of the Year honor.

The honor was awarded in 2021 to entrepreneur Elon Musk, the world’s richest man.

Time magazine will reveal the winner on Dec. 7.

The magazine named DeSantis one of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2022″ — known as the “TIME 100″ back in May.

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