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GOP 2024 Presidential Hopefuls Press Releases Friday, Jul 28 2023

ICYMI: AB21 President Pat Dennis on Ron DeSantis’ Failing Campaign

Jul 28, 2023

“Anyone who thought he’d be a strong candidate clearly just hadn’t seen enough of him. Now we all have.”

This week, Rolling Stone covered the flailing presidential campaign of Ron DeSantis and his spiral downwards, tanking poll numbers, and senior staff turnover.

Rolling Stone: Biden Allies Now Want to Run Against ‘Collapsing’ DeSantis Over Trump
By Asawin Suebsaeng, Tessa Stuart | 07/27/23
Key Excerpts:

  • It has been a brutal stretch for DeSantis’ young primary campaign. His campaign is shedding money and staff, his Covid-era messaging isn’t resonating, and a member of his team made headlines for sharing a video featuring Nazi imagery.
  • “Because of the 2022 elections, a lot of Republicans got the impression he was a force of nature. But what’s happened since November is he’s proven to be terrible at this. Trump does have a connection to a large part of the Republican base that DeSantis can’t seem to pull off,” says James Carville, a longtime Democratic strategist often credited with much of Bill Clinton’s success in the 1992 presidential contest. “And to the extent that people are now saying Trump would be stronger has more to do with the descent of DeSantis, and with the clear indications that Ron is collapsing.”
  • “We’ve done the research, so that gave us an [early] indication of how vulnerable a candidate Ron DeSantis is,” says Pat Dennis, president of the Democratic opposition research organization, American Bridge. “Anyone who thought he’d be a strong candidate clearly just hadn’t seen enough of him. Now we all have. Ron DeSantis comes off as a dangerous, extremist Dwight Schrute in this race — all wound up and self serious, clenching his fists and embarrassing himself — and we need to be extremely careful not to let Donald Trump cast himself as the Jim Halpert — turning to the camera and smiling at how pathetic his nemesis is.”
  • American Bridge’s DeSantis Research Book covers his record of extremism and failure.  The website exists to help anyone understand the reality of his career, his tenure as Florida Governor, and his record on issues that matter to Americans.

American Bridge’s DeSantis Research Book covers his record of extremism and failure.  The website exists to help anyone understand the reality of his career, his tenure as Florida Governor, and his record on issues that matter to Americans.


Published: Jul 28, 2023 | Last Modified: Aug 8, 2023

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