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Ron DeSantis warned: Better not embrace Donald Trump



If you're running as the anti-establishment candidate in Florida's wide-open Republican U.S. Senate primary, you might like the idea of jumping on board with the anti-establishment Republican presidential frontrunner who is firing up so many Republican voters in Florida and across the land. But if you're Ron DeSantis, endorsed by the anti-tax group Club for Gowth and counting on the group to help you win, you'd better think twice.

From USA Today: ...The anti-tax group Club for Growth Action launched a new $1.5 million ad in Florida, casting Trump as a lousy businessman who “hides behind bankruptcy laws to duck paying his bills.” The organization’s leaders say they also are likely to withhold endorsements and fundraising help from any GOP congressional candidate who backs the brash real-estate mogul....

No problem, said DeSantis campaign spokesman Brad Herold: “Congressman DeSantis has long decided to remain neutral in the presidential primary and is focused on building a broad coalition for his Senate campaign.”

The only Republican Senate candidate taking sides in Florida's March 15 primary is Lt. Gov. Carlos Loipez-Cantera, who backs Marco Rubio.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:53pm]


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