It seems the Democrats have given up trying to beat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
According to a new report from Politico, the Democrats Governors Association will not spend its dollars to defeat DeSantis as governor.
POLITICIAN: Association of Democratic Governors stops investing heavily in Democrats seeking to dethrone Ron DeSantis
– Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) November 5, 2021
Concussion – The Association of Democratic Governors has no plans to make any major financial contributions to help Democrats seek to destabilize the incumbent Republican president and potential presidential contender.
Bad Moon Rising – There are several reasons for this, reports POLITICO’s Matt Dixon, including the need to protect incumbent Democrats in other states, but it adds to the foreboding now looming over the race and exacerbates the uphill battle for candidates. Nikki Fried, Charlie Crist and Annette Taddeo. Earlier this week, we outlined many of the reasons why DeSantis was already considered unbeatable even though the election is a year away.
Tombstone shadow – One big problem is that it costs a lot to advertise in Florida due to its 10 media markets. “I think, and I will never stress this enough, that the DGA is playing mostly defense this year, and this is a monumental change,” said to Matt Jonathan Ducote, a veteran Democratic advisor who has worked with the DGA. “When I think about Florida statewide elections, the first thing you need to ask yourself is whether you have the money to communicate in a really expensive state?”
A recent report by Politico pointed out that DeSantis currently “seems unstoppable”.
Governor Ron DeSantis seems unstoppable.
A year before the Florida government election, the Republican governor has nearly $ 60 million in the bank, and the GOP is on its way to becoming the state’s majority party after scrapping Democrats’ huge voter registration advantage. The Democratic camp is fragmenting and support for President Joe Biden has collapsed in the state.
It’s a situation that has alarmed Democrats, who fear that Florida’s days as a battlefield state are over and that national donors will cancel their candidates.
“Right now the Democrats are engaged in Powerball politics. They may be lucky, but it’s more likely to happen due to circumstances beyond their control than their ability to change the political environment in Florida, “said Fernand Amandi, a Democratic political consultant and pollster based in Miami which helped Barack Obama win the state in 2008 and 2012.
In 2008, Democrats outnumbered the 700,000 Republicans in the state of Florida.
The Republicans are now on the verge of outnumbering the Democrats in Florida.
There are now more registered Republican voters than Democrats in Florida for the first time in Sunshine State history.
“When I was elected governor, we had 280,000 more registered Democrats in the state of Florida than Republicans,” the governor said. Ron DeSantis told a crowd at the National Conference on State Laws Friday. “Today, and it will likely be widely publicized very soon, for the first time in Florida history we have surpassed the Democrats. There are more Republicans registered in Florida than Democrats. “
The crowd cheered Gov. DeSantis, who then joked that Republicans would win the hard-fought New Jersey government race if the state’s Republicans didn’t move to Florida.
DeSantis explained that Republicans are fleeing to Florida to escape coronavirus restrictions, lawlessness, crime and other factors.