Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a warning that billionaire and globalist George Soros is trying to “manipulate” the midterm elections by purchasing an ad buy on two Miami radio stations targeted toward Hispanic Americans.
DeSantis tweeted, “The Soros-funded radical Left is running a scheme to manipulate local media in Florida to push their Marxist agenda on voters. In Florida, we reject the professional Left & their attempt to infiltrate our state & will always stand for truth and freedom.”
“Governor Ron DeSantis is taking [on] Soros on his own turf with a Spanish language ad buy on the Soros network, serving as a PSA to Hispanic Floridians to warn of the pro-socialism, radical agenda behind The Latino Media Network,” read a statement the DeSantis campaign provided to Fox News Digital.
Steve Cortes, who was a member of former-President Trump campaign’s Hispanic Advisory Council, believes Soros’ latest move is a clear sign liberals “rightly fret about the incredible gains among Hispanics for the America First movement” that has caused many of them to ditch the Democratic Party.
In April, a poll from Quinnipiac University showed President Biden’s approval among Hispanics sitting at just 26%, appearing to solidify earlier polls showing Hispanic support sharply slipping from Democrats and increasing toward Republicans.
Politico reports that DeSantis has not asked for Trump’s endorsement and will not ask for it in the future.
This comes as speculation mounts that DeSantis will run for the White House in 2024, which would set up a possibility of the Florida governor and the former president squaring off in a Republican primary.
The rising Republican star has amassed more than $100 million for his reelection campaign, a sum more on par with that of top-tier presidential contenders than a candidate for governor.
The Florida governor is carefully cultivating a national network of support amid speculation of a 2024 presidential bid, even as he continues to downplay any notion that he has political ambitions beyond his home state. DeSantis seemed to have hinted at something in 2024 in a recent statement about future republican presidential candidates.
“A party’s losing candidate in the prior election is typically the best-known person in their party,” he said. “As the primary gets closer, new candidates emerge and attract more media attention, and therefore more voter attention, than the losing candidate from the previous election.”
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