DeSantis Kicks Off Reelection Touting His Record

( On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially announced his intent to run for reelection in 2022, saying that he has “delivered on all fronts” and he has “only just begun to fight.”

DeSantis formally filed paperwork to make his 2022 campaign official just as Politico reported that the Democratic Governors Association has abandoned any hope of defeating him in next year’s election.

According to the Politico report, the DGA has no plans of providing much financial support to any of the Democrat candidates running against the popular DeSantis.

In an interview with Fox News after filing his campaign paperwork, DeSantis said he delivered on his 2018 pledge to increase economic opportunity, protect the Everglades and Florida’s water resources, support education, bolster election integrity, and stand for the rule of law and public safety.

DeSantis told Fox that, unlike most other states, Florida businesses and schools stayed open during the pandemic. He said he championed parents’ rights, took on Big Tech censorship, banned sanctuary cities, and prevented municipalities from defunding the police. And, most importantly, DeSantis “stood up to the Biden regime.”

DeSantis does have a Republican who plans to primary him in 2022 – John Joseph Mercadante. Mercadante ran against DeSantis in the 2018 Republican primary and lost.

There is an army of Florida Democrats vying for the chance to unseat DeSantis, including former governor Charlie Crist, Twitter candidate Nikki Fried, and a host of others.

But with the Democratic Governors Association not investing much money and resources into trying to beat DeSantis, whichever Democrat wins the primary won’t be getting much help from that quarter.

According to Politico, the DGA believes any money they send to Florida will be wasted. One source told Politico that DeSantis is looking both politically and financially strong. So while they might send a little money to a Democrat challenger, it won’t be anywhere near the multi-million dollar donation the DGA has sent to Florida in the past.

Instead, the DGA will focus on states where they believe they have a better chance of flipping, like Massachusetts, Arizona, and Maryland.