Let’s Make Florida DeSantis-Free
Ron Be Gone’s Weekly Scoop | March 22, 2022
Welcome back to RBG’s Weekly Scoop, giving you the inside scoop on everything pertaining to the 2022 Gubernatorial Race and, most importantly, our efforts to oust Ron DeSantis from the Florida Governor’s mansion.
The Democrats vs. Ron
Ron DeSantis continues to pour money into his online ad campaign for Governor, breaking $185,000 spent over the past 90 days on Google and Facebook. This is not surprising considering the $70M war chest he has built in his run to remain Governor of Florida.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are struggling to compete at a spend of $57,306 combined over the past 90 days.
DeSantis’ latest Google ads focus on fundraising, echoing his catchphrase “Keep Florida Free”. You can watch the ad on Youtube here.
Charlie Crist is continuing to run Spanish-language news ads to voters through his “La Colada del Dia” page on Facebook. While the spend behind these ads isn’t much ($3,877 over the past 90 days), they are getting their fair share of impressions.
Nikki Fried is continuing to spend on Facebook, recently releasing two new video ads. While Fried’s spend is only $13K to Crist’s $35K spend on the platform, she is also getting her fair share of impressions.
In the Press
Bloomberg: DeSantis Says Florida Should Let Businesses Pay Tax in Crypto. March 22, 2022. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the state is working on a plan to let businesses pay tax in cryptocurrency.
News4Jax: Gov. DeSantis signs bill to require financial literacy class for high school graduation. March 22, 2022. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday morning that will require all Florida high school students to pass a financial literacy class before graduating.
WPEC: DeSantis says he’ll sign so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill soon. March 22, 2022. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will sign the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill into law, soon.
Sun Sentinel: Messaging master Ron DeSantis chafes at ‘Don’t Say Gay.’ March 21, 2022. Gov. Ron DeSantis has sold himself as a warrior against ‘COVID theater,’ championed and got the Legislature to pass his ‘Stop WOKE Act,’ and pushed the narrative that his leadership has produced the ‘free state of Florida.’
CNN: DeSantis vs. Disney showdown bolsters Florida governor’s standing in GOP. March 20, 2022. Months before Disney CEO Bob Chapek tiptoed into a rolling debating in Florida and before the legislation that opponents would call the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill was even filed, Gov. Ron. DeSantis delivered a threat to business leaders who got in this way.
Florida Politics: Charlie Crist’s gubernatorial campaign touting endorsement of union 15K members strong. March 22, 2022. Union leaders extoll the former Governor’s work for working families.
Florida Politics: Nikki Fired discusses women in politics, DeSantis-Trump relationship in North Florida Democratic Club talk. March 22, 2022. ‘Running in politics and being involved in politics is hard. Being a female in politics is even harder.’
Florida Politics: Three former South Florida policymakers endorse Annette Taddeo for Governor. March 17, 2022. Three former South Florida policymakers have joined several other current and former elected officials backing Democratic Sen. Annette Taddeo;’s run for Governor.
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