CNN reported that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who became famous during the pandemic, won a second term to lead the Sunshine State, deterring Democrat Charlie Crist’s attempts to return to his former job. said he would do it.
The focus of DeSantis’ political future will now turn to 2024, with his subsequent re-election campaign. The decision as to whether he will lead his political success in Florida into a national campaign for the White House is looming. Clash course with former President Donald Trump.
During the campaign, DeSantis devoted little time to Crist, instead focusing on his nationalized political battle with President Joe Biden. His campaign launched a series of videos and advertisements that were crafted to be strong and sharp, in line with his growing national followers on social media and email as much as Florida voters. DeSantis, who worked as a naval attorney where marked “Top Gov”, cosplayed as a fighter pilot and shared “rules of engagement” for “air warfare” with “corporate media”. In another article, his wife Casey DeSantis gave an emotional account of her fight against breast cancer. His last advertisement suggested that God created DeSantis as a warrior.
On the way to victory, DeSantis built an unprecedented cash advantage over Crist and his $31 million campaign. Of the $200 million DeSantis raised, half came from donations of $50,000 or more, but it also received tens of thousands of small donations from across the country. As of November 3, DeSantis had not spent $66 million on his two political committees. A source close to the governor’s team previously told CNN that DeSantis’ political operations were exploring ways to use remaining election funds for the federal primary.
Crist struggled for attention after winning a primary against State Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried in late August. His campaign was further hampered by the landing of Hurricane Ian in September, which brought the race to an abrupt halt and postponed a planned rally and fundraising event with Biden, as well as the race’s only scheduled discussion. Biden didn’t do Crist a favor when DeSantis praised him for handling Ian while co-starring at Fort Myers Beach.
Crist tried to make DeSantis’ known political aspirations into trouble in the race. In their only debate, Crist asked DeSantis to pledge a full four-year term if re-elected as governor. DeSantis refused. DeSantis spoke of his future political ambitions in his canned line:
In his second term, DeSantis promised to remove gun licenses and “extend life-saving protections,” but did not explain what it was.
DeSantis was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 2012. He resigned his third term early after securing the Republican nomination for governor in 2018, but was re-elected twice. from Trump.