July 4, 2022

Democratic Governors Association gives up attempting to beat DeSantis for Florida governor’s mansion

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis might find some relief from the Democratic Governors Association who have reportedly given up hopes of unseating him. 

According to The Daily Caller, the DGA has stated they won’t be offering monetary support to any candidates who wish to run against DeSantis, signaling their belief that he can’t be taken down at this time. 

Two Florida Democratic consultants reportedly told Politico that they have “deprioritized” the state which in the last two election cycles received more than $15 million to attempt to get a Democrat in office. 

“The decision comes as the organization fears resources would be wasted on the race against DeSantis and would better be used to defend incumbent governors in other, more winnable states,” the Daily Caller reported. 

DeSantis has made a name for himself, particularly with the national COVID-19 restrictions that conservatives considered to be unreasonable in many cases. 

More recently, DeSantis has made headlines with his attempts to. save the United States from its supply chain crisis by allowing freight ships to unload in Florida ports. 

According to DGA democratic consultant Jonathan Ducote, his organization “is playing mostly defense this year”:

“That’s a monumental change,” he reportedly said. “When I think about Florida statewide elections, the number one thing you have to ask yourself is do you have the money to communicate in a really expensive state?

“I spoke to them two weeks ago. We had a pretty candid conversation. DeSantis is looking strong politically and financially, and there are states like Massachusetts, Maryland, and Arizona where they see potential pickups on top of incumbent protection,” the consultant reportedly said. “They might do some money, but they are not going the way they have been in the past. There are not going to be multi-million-dollar checks.”

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