Ron DeSantis to keynote Faith and Family Coalition event
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The Governor will keynote an Orlando political conference this Juneteenth.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is slotted to keynote an Orlando political conference this Juneteenth.

The Governor, who continues to get talked up as a 2024 presidential contender, will headline the “Road to Majority” event. The Faith and Family Coalition event runs Jun. 17-19 at the Gaylord Palms resort.

Expect a pro-DeSantis crowd at what is billed the “premier grassroots conservative policy conference.” Speeches from DeSantis and the rest will stream, via the Fox Nation service.

It will be the second major Orlando speech for DeSantis this year; he also offered remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2021.

DeSantis, described as both the Keynote Speaker and the Guest of Honor, has by far the most attractive speaking slot of the whole session on Saturday night. He will speak after Newt Gingrich gets a Lifetime Achievement Award and will precede the durable Ralph Reed, who chairs the coalition.

Though DeSantis is the headline attraction for the conference, other Florida incumbents will also get some time to speak.

U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, currently at odds with the Congressional Black Caucus that won’t admit him, will speak Saturday in the general session.

The Friday general session, meanwhile, will see Florida’s two U.S. senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, regale crowds. Rubio appears to be headed toward a high-profile and expensive battle with U.S. Rep. Val Demings as he chases a third term, while Scott has the responsibility of helming the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn will speak during the same session.

Thursday’s opening session, meanwhile, will feature Attorney General Ashley Moody as part of a legislative session featuring Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, an event that directly precedes an exclusive book signing for the new Pirro polemic, “Don’t Lie to Me.”

However, the main event of the conference clearly is DeSantis, who continues to act as if his only concern is 2022 and 2024 hasn’t occurred to him despite the buzz on the right.

“I haven’t had any discussions with anybody beyond what we’re doing now,” DeSantis said during a Fox News interview, downplaying a potential 2024 ticket with Donald Trump.

Expect fiery remarks, regardless, if the CPAC speech was prologue.

“At this moment in our history, standing for the right things comes at a cost. You will be attacked. You will be smeared. You may even be canceled by the major organs of the political left,” DeSantis said, before posing the salient question of the age for his movement.

“But the question is, when the klieg lights get hot, when the left comes after you, will you stay strong, or will you fold?”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


11 comments

  • Janis Lentz

    June 15, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Wow, all the usual sleazy suspects! Juneteenth is a celebration by the African-American community of the freeing of slaves 2 1/2 years AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation, in lawless Texas!!! NOT a gathering of white supremacist losers!!!

  • Ocean Joe

    June 15, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Newt Gingrich gets a Lifetime Achievement Award. Didn’t he serve his dying, cancer-stricken wife with divorce papers delivered to her hospital bed? Now THATS what Faith and Family are all about!

  • Tom

    June 15, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Haters unite.
    U both are pathetic.
    America’s Governor in hot demand.
    The best one in country.
    Who do you have Cuomo, Newsom and Whitmer. All are laughed at.
    Leads by example.

    • James R. Miles

      June 15, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      You are delusional but it is expected from Trump/DeSatan butt kissers! Grow a brain if that is possible!

      • Tom

        June 26, 2021 at 9:02 am

        How do you like rocking Ron now? America’s Governor! Leading crispy critters by 10 pts and the fraud fried by 30 pts. LMAO. Fraud must be in total meltdown. Time to withdraw.

  • Tom

    June 15, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Hey miles moron You libtard Manchurian cut out along You and your ilk above are a joke.
    Racist tom a tons. Go call Soros.
    America’s Governor is wiping the floor.
    His leadership and accomplishments are case study in achievement compared to seniors executioner Cuomo, making millions off Covid with book. Sexual abuser. Ordering thousands of seniors into nursing homes. What about Newsom? Pelosi’s puppet. Whitmer the incompetent in Michigan. To have America’s Governor from Florida a whiz kid who can read science and saved Floridians from Fauci lockdowns Is the example for all.
    Wah Wah!

  • Tom

    June 15, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Bet the over for next Nov Florida‘S Govs race, DeSantis 55%. Libtards scream!

  • Arthro

    June 16, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Best and most effective Governor in the US…and it’s driving liberals crazy.

  • Tom

    June 16, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Yes he has. Dems are Deranged, hair on fire and liberal scream.

  • Tom

    June 19, 2021 at 6:16 am

    Big night as America’s Governor who is the keynote speaker this evening for faith, family coalition conference will set the record straight on Florida’s example as America’s beacon example for freedom. Record of example and high accomplishment. Faith, family, freedom for Florida and U.S.A. God Bless Governor Ron and his family.

  • Tom

    June 20, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Governor DeSantis rocked the Faith, Family freedom conference last evening as keynoter.
    What a performance. His ability to use real everyday examples as legislative achievements was a ten. Making a difference in Floridians lives with good public deeds. America’s Governor shows again what it takes to serve.

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