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Email insights: Ron DeSantis, “Taxpayer Superhero”

It’s unknown what his actual superpower is, yet an email from the Ron DeSantis for Senate campaign proclaims the Ponte Vedra congressman to be a “taxpayer superhero,” at least according to the reckoning of Council for Citizens against Government Waste.

DeSantis is one of eight members of Congress to get a perfect score from the taxpayer watchdog group. The man he hopes to succeed as Florida’s junior senator, Marco Rubio, got the same mark.

““Spend-happy politicians in Washington love to spend other people’s money even though our country is more than $18 trillion in debt and many programs don’t even work. I will continue to fight for taxpayers and to advocate for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution,” DeSantis wrote in the email.

Meanwhile, CCAGW President Tom Schatz lauded DeSantis and Rubio for their “courageous votes to cut wasteful spending and make government more accountable.”

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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