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Ron DeSantis Backed by Freedom Partners Action Fund

July 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

A national Super PAC backing free market solutions is wading into the Republican gubernatorial primary in Florida as Freedom Partners Action Fund (FPAF) announced its support of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on Tuesday. 

FPAF praised DeSantis’ record including his “strong leadership in Congress on important issues, including economic growth, health care reforms, and education initiatives.” According to its website, FPAF backs “candidates who believe in freedom, who will empower innovators and entrepreneurs over special interests to expand opportunities, create strong communities, and give everyone the best shot at a better life.”

Freedom Partners Action Fund spokesman Nathan Nascimento weighed in on why the group was backing DeSantis. Nascimento and FPAF did not attack state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, DeSantis’ main rival in the Republican gubernatorial primary at the end of next month.

“Floridians want in their next governor a strong leader willing to take on issues that most seriously impact their lives, and Ron DeSantis’s record in Congress proves he will be that governor,” Nascimento said. “His priority is the people he serves, working to grow our economy by supporting regulatory reforms and rejecting corporate welfare, improving the quality and affordability of health care, and growing opportunity in education. Ron DeSantis puts Florida’s communities and families first, and is the best choice for the state’s next governor.” 

FPAF intends to support DeSantis with a targeted mail and digital campaign. 

This is not the first time, FPAF has been involved in Florida. After launching in 2014, FPAF was active in the Sunshine State two years later, helping U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. to a second term as he held off a challenge from then U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.

Besides DeSantis and Putnam, other candidates in the Republican gubernatorial primary include Bob White who leads the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, businessman and political activist John Mercadante and veteran Bruce Nathan who ran for the U.S. Senate with no party affiliation in 2016 and took 1 percent of the vote. 

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Ron has and is doing a great job for us in the U.S. House. Now he needs to zero in on Florida's government to flush out the swamp dwellers in our own House and Senate AND local government entities. We can't expect change for the better in Florida until we get new blood that sees Florida's potential from a new viewpoint inspired by our President Trump's Agenda for the country. We can make Florida a really great state with great leadership.

DeSantis is a pure Trumpnut and another Hannity and Faux News creation. Twenty-two years of extremist Republican one-party rule in this state is enough! Time for change and a new direction.

more dark money...

Ron DeSantis will not worry about special interests and will do what is right!

Taking his lead from Koch PAC's - and their template handouts and proposed legislation... Sure.

So it's OK for dark money to back him yet it is bad when it targets Buchanan, etc? Got it!! ………….This idiot will lose if he wins the primary and likely so will Putman whom use to be a decent person but seems to have been infected by right wing nut jobs, will lose to...……………..And talk about swamp creatures.

Ron DeSantis - brought to you by Koch Industries, "Freedom Partners". "Freedom" for the Koch's to own everyone and everything.

There's no such thing as a "free market". ALL "markets" are regulated in some way to some degree by some authority.

DeSantis needs new friends His current and only advert stresses all his good qualities to be a good Congressman (which he is) not the Governor of a State From the above report this PAC is also stressing his Federal work and not tormenting his ability as managing anything especially not a State as large as Florida Not surprising as he was never a manager We need you in the House Ron and Adam here

DeSantis is a nice guy but he is not qualified to run the State of Florida! Has he ever signed the front of a check? Has he ever had to meet a payroll? Where would he be without his cozy relationship with Fox News, Sean Hannity and Mark Levine? What sort of “deal” did he make with President Trump in exchange for his endorsement? Should he win the primary, it will be very difficult to support him - just like it was very difficult to vote for Trump! When will Republicans ever nominate a candidate that doesn’t require holding your nose to vote for him or her??

Good point. After 6 months of support from Trump & Hannity, Ron only manged 17% the Fox News poll. Without that support pollsters estimate he'd only have 2-3%. Some attribute that to his thin resume, mainly just as a academic & attorney (same as Obama, but without the charisma).

Trump's get-tough policies will reduce the trade deficit, attract foreign investment and create jobs.

TRUMP IS FOR "FAIR" TRADE. THAT MEANS THE SAME RULES FOR IMPORTING AND EXPORTING COUNTRIES. OR THE SAME RECIPROCAL TAX RATES. NOTE LIKE THE EU RATES WHICH FAVOR THE EU IMMENSELY OR THE ONE SIDED CHINA TRADE. THE "PLAYING FIELD" MUST BE LEVEL AND EQUAL TO HAVE "FAIR TRADE" THAT IS WHAT MR. DESANTIS ADVOCATES THINK. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS AND GET ON THE RIGHT SIDE!

Trump is not free trade, he is protectionist, why is a free trade group supporting DiSatan?

Trump is not free trade, he is protectionist, why is a free trade group supporting DiSatan?

Too bad there is no way to block your ugliness. Both DeSantis and Putnam are good men, I prefer DeSantis because he has much more experience in national affairs than Putnam, plus he has served in the military. Just a bit broader perspective than a home town boy.

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