Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis and his running mate Jeanette Núñez plan a Tuesday morning press conference in Jacksonville.
The presser is held under the auspices of a “Women for Ron DeSantis & Jeanette Nuñez Event” and will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the local Republican Party of Florida headquarters on San Jose Boulevard.
Also on hand: Potential first lady and former Jacksonville television presenter, Casey Black DeSantis; and state Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, a St. Johns County politician and early supporter of DeSantis.
Jacksonville is the logical place for such a presser: the Women4DeSantis group is chaired by a local, Nancy Peek McGowan.
As well, DeSantis has found Jacksonville (a place where he has roots as well as support from the local political establishment) to be a convivial place for these agenda-setting press conferences.
Just last week, the candidate messaged locally about Democrat Andrew Gillum‘s support from the Dream Defenders.
Surrounded by uniformed members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, including the Sheriff and the lead public information officer, DeSantis laid into the “disgusting and ridiculous manifesto” pushed by the left-wing activist group.
Gillum likewise has been campaigning heavily in Jacksonville, with visits to eight African-American churches Sunday ahead of well-attended rallies in Green Cove Springs and St. Augustine.