Six months after officially getting into the Republican race for governor, Congressman Ron DeSantis is out with his first TV ad.
In the fast-moving ad DeSantis bills himself as a military veteran, swamping-draining, pro-life, tough on immigration, tax-cutting candidate who’s backing “by the big man himself” – President Trump.
DeSantis will spend $12 million on his initial television commercial.
The Trump endorsement on Friday, matched with a Fox News poll showing DeSantis losing to Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam seemed to ignite his campaign. During a campaign appearance Saturday in Ponte Vedra, DeSantis showed this will be a gloves-off battle for the Republican nomination. DeSantis called Putnam a career politician, who’s been in office since he was 22 years old; and someone of privilege who’s never had a job outside of politics.
This is a big week for both DeSantis and Putnam. The two will appear at a Thursday night Republican Party of Florida debate that will air live on Fox News, a channel where DeSantis is a frequent guest.