In a campaign event earlier in August for Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, the aspiring Pennsylvania governor was joined by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis spoke and urged voters to rally behind the Pennsylvania candidate.
At the event, Mastriano told The Epoch Times that he’d “model” his governorship in the manner that DeSantis runs Florida.
Ron DeSantis is regarded by many as the most effective governor in the country for the way he runs Florida.
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Prospective governors modeling their leadership style after Florida would be a win one state at a time.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) campaigns for far-right Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano, who reportedly breached police lines while attending the Capitol riot on 1/6.
“Pennsylvania needs someone to stand up against violent crime," DeSantis says. pic.twitter.com/wMEwDW74Au
— The Recount (@therecount) August 19, 2022
Pennsylvania Gov. candidate Doug Mastriano has a message for the media: "Shame on you for amplifying and perpetuating hate." pic.twitter.com/omfgSUZ636
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 19, 2022
Mastriano Says He’d Model Desantis-Style Governorship for Pennsylvaniahttps://t.co/F4VXNTWfIP
— Beth Brelje (@BethBrelje) August 20, 2022
Red Voice Media wrote:
Even CNN admitted this past April that “DeSantis’ governing strategy in Florida is paying off,” despite the copious amount of “negative press” he was subjected to during the pandemic period and thereafter, with the outlet calling him “ahead of his time” when it came to his stances on vaccine and mask mandates.
Because, as it turns out, general freedoms happen to be a popular concept among those spanning the political spectrum.
With the aforementioned in mind, it’s no wonder why aspiring governors would want to take a page out of the DeSantis playbook (or the whole book, for that matter), seeing that it would be a near-guaranteed shoo-in for securing Republican and swing voters.
“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) railed against “woke ideology” and touched on familiar culture war issues like critical race theory (CRT) and the participation of transgender women and girls in sports as he campaigned for Republicans in the key swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio,” The Hill reported.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 20, 2022
From The Hill:
DeSantis traveled first to Pittsburgh to campaign for Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano (R) and later Youngstown, Ohio, to rally with Republican Senate hopeful J.D. Vance. Both events were organized by Turning Point Action.
The rallies come amid increasing speculation that he’s eyeing a 2024 presidential bid. The Florida governor has waded into races in other battleground states, including Arizona and Nevada. Ohio and Pennsylvania, in addition to holding key Senate contests this year are considered crucial swing states in presidential elections.
DeSantis has also been leaning into national culture war issues in Florida, raising his profile among the Republican Party’s conservative base.
“I think in Florida, and we need this to be true in Pennsylvania, around the country, we can’t just stand idly by while woke ideology ravages every institution in our society,” DeSantis said in Pennsylvania.