“No cop, no firefighter, no nurse, nobody should be losing their jobs because of these jobs,” DeSantis said at a press conference Monday morning. “We have got to stand up for people and protect their jobs and protect their livelihoods.”
A handful of Democrats are already campaigning for the chance to take on DeSantis, including US Rep. チャーリー・クリスト, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and state Sen. Annette Taddeo. Crist previously was elected governor of Florida in 2006 as a Republican before becoming an Independent to run for US Senate. He was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, but lost to then-Gov. リック・スコット. Fried is the only Democrat elected to a statewide office in Florida.
デサンティス’ would-be challengers have sharply criticized his handling of the pandemic and have sought to paint the governor as anti-science.
But Democrats face an uphill climb to unseating DeSantis. They have not won a governor’s race since Lawton Chiles was re-elected in 1994. The party has narrowly but consistently lost races for state office over the past decade and it suffered a bruising defeat in the 2020 presidential election as former Presidential Donald Trump won Florida by a historically wide margin. Democrats also recently surrendered their long-time advantage over Republicans in voters registered by party.
その間, DeSantis has been on a cross-country fundraising blitz since the start of the year and has amassed a war chest of $ 58 million for his re-election through his political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis. He has managed to coalesce Trump-loving conservatives and the powerful GOP-aligned businesses that bankroll campaigns here to become incredibly popular among Republican voters.
Amid his ascent, DeSantis is often discussed as one of the Republican Party’s top contenders to run for the White House in 2024 if former President Donald Trump forgoes another bid. DeSantis has dismissed such talk as premature, but has nevertheless embraced the national spotlight. He is frequently in demand to appear on conservative news outlets and as a speaker at Republican gatherings. しばらくの間, his political website sold merchandise coast-to-coast with messages denigrating Dr. アンソニー・ファウチ, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
In addition to the governor’s race, Florida will also be a battleground for control of the US Senate. 米国の担当者. Val Demings, an Orlando Democrat, is challenging incumbent US Sen. マルコ・ルビオ, 共和党, の中に 2022 中間.