Well, this information gained’t ease Democrats as they head into the weekend to wherever they spend their off days. Hopefully, someplace good.
Three years in the past, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis narrowly defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum. The race was so tight it led to a machine recount. However, Democrats have far much less confidence forward of the 2022 gubernatorial race. Some outstanding Democrats assume difficult DeSantis would solely waste cash.
According to a report by Politico, the Democratic Governors Association has no plans to offer vital monetary assist to Florida Democrats who search to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022.
The notion among the many DGA is that DeSantis is “unbeatable,” and that the sources ought to as an alternative go towards defending incumbent governors elsewhere.
“I do think, and I can’t stress this enough, the DGA is playing mostly defense this year, and that’s a monumental change,” Jonathan Ducote, a veteran Democratic marketing consultant who has labored with the group, says.
“When I think about Florida statewide elections, the number one thing you have to ask yourself is do you have the money to communicate in a really expensive state?”
A second individual working with the DGA additionally believes the group gained’t put sources into difficult DeSantis, saying:
“DeSantis is trying sturdy politically and financially, and there are states like Massachusetts, Maryland and Arizona the place they see potential pickups on high of incumbent safety.
“They might do some money, but they are not going the way they have been in the past. There are not going to be multi-million-dollar checks.”
DeSantis’ potential Democratic opponents embrace Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried, Annette Taddeo, all of whom path DeSantis by double digits in polling:
2022 #FLGov General Election Poll:
Ron DeSantis (R-Inc) 47% (+12)
Charlie Crist (D) 35%
Ron DeSantis (R-Inc) 46% (+13)
Nikki Fried (D) 33%
Ron DeSantis (R-Inc) 47% (+19)
Annette Taddeo (D) 28% @SaintLeoPolls ~ 500 Adults ~ 10/17-10/23https://t.co/kkF624Zkhr
— PollTracker (@PollTrackerUSA) November 4, 2021
So whereas Florida Democrats might lack the DGA’s assist in 2022, the media absolutely gained’t bail within the struggle towards Ron DeSantis. CBS and ABC are loyal troopers, prepared to go down with the ship.