Gov. Ron DeSantis has argued Florida presents a “blueprint” for the potential way forward for conservative governance. However Democratic critics are calling consideration to some questionable endorsements within the just-wrapped election cycle, together with in Tuesday’s Senate race in Georgia.
In an electronic mail entitled “YIKES: Ron DeSantis endorsed a bunch of losers,” the Democratic Nationwide Committee “Warfare Room” mentioned the Governor’s “failed endorsements across the nation.”
“After traversing the nation to spice up his personal profile, DeSantis’s endorsees in key battleground states have been roundly rejected,” the Warfare Room asserts, calling consideration to the Governor’s too-little-and-too-late backing of Republican Herschel Walker “lower than 24 hours earlier than Walker’s historic defeat.”
“We will’t let (Joe) Biden Democrats, like Raphael Warnock, maintain this U.S. Senate seat,” DeSantis contended. “We want conservative leaders to assist restore America.”
The Governor didn’t journey for Walker, regardless of Georgia bordering the state and the Tallahassee media market being in play. However the DNC notes he did journey for different candidates.
“Within the Grand Canyon State, DeSantis threw his weight behind election-denying extremists Kari Lake and Blake Masters, who known as for a nationwide abortion ban, earlier than they have been rejected by Arizona voters.”
The Masters loss within the Senate race ended up being much less controversial than Lake’s defeat within the Governor’s race, as she continues to solid doubts on the election. However her feedback when DeSantis was in Arizona this summer season have been notable nonetheless.
Calling herself the “DeSantis of the West,” Lake supplied an uncommon endorsement of DeSantis’ “(Donald) Trump power.”
“He’s obtained BDE. I name it Large DeSantis Power. He’s obtained the identical type of BDE President Trump has,” Lake stated.
The Democrats highlight equally failed DeSantis endorsements in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Maine, Nevada and Wisconsin, earlier than closing with a harsh denunciation.
“Regardless of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with liars, election deniers, abortion extremists, and essentially the most excessive MAGA candidates within the nation all yr lengthy, DeSantis’s help within the midterm elections fell flat on its face.”
For his half, DeSantis has not supplied a lot public remorse of any of his shedding endorsements, although he has supplied veiled criticisms in current weeks.
Earlier than the Georgia runoff, the Governor contrasted his state with elsewhere, saying that “across the nation Florida was type of the most important shiny spot.”
“It was not so shiny in lots of different elements of the nation. It was a substandard efficiency given the dynamics which might be at play.”
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