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Top Florida Democrat makes 2022 play as DeSantis’ stock rises

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The 2022 election for Florida Governor has national implications. The people of Florida must get behind Governor DeSantis in a big way. Florida is the envy of America, because of the pro-freedom policies of Governor DeSantis. Imagine what Florida would look like today, if it was Andrew Gillum who won in 2018. The whole state would be under lockdown. Businesses would be closed, schools would be shut down, and Floridians would be suffering. Floridians must keep Governor DeSantis in office to keep their state afloat, and so that he can take a run at the POTUS in either 2024 or 2028.

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Top Florida Democrat makes 2022 play as DeSantis’ stock rises

By Politico, February 26, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ profile is growing, and Nikki Fried has noticed.

As DeSantis quickly becomes the national conservative media’s favorite governor and basks in recent polling that his approval rating is above 50 percent, the state’s agriculture commissioner is trying to increase her profile ahead of a likely gubernatorial run. She’s hired a top-tier Democratic consultant, is plotting high-profile attacks on DeSantis and growing her presence both on social media and national cable shows.

The jockeying as DeSantis’ star rises suggests that Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, is trying to solidify herself as her party’s best shot at knocking off DeSantis in 2022, an election cycle that is expected to feature a crowded Democratic primary field.

Their latest line of attack is centered on the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

DeSantis announced his plan to lower Florida’s flags to half-staff in tribute to the conservative radio icon who died last week and was a favorite of former President Donald Trump. But Fried fired back this week, saying she would instruct state buildings under her control to keep their flags up. Some other local elected Democrats announced their plans to do the same.

Fried kept up the pressure on Tuesday, going on CNN to blast DeSantis for using the American flag “as a political prop.”

“What he’s doing is bending over backwards to honor a radio host who spent his entire career talking hate speech and talking bigotry and division and conspiracy theories,” Fried said. “And lowering our flag should be a symbol of unity, not division.”

Fried still isn’t officially in the 2022 governor’s race, but her early moves have created a sense of inevitability about her plans to challenge DeSantis next year. Some Democrats speculate Fried will officially enter the race sometime later this year after the annual session of the Florida Legislature.

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