Nevada Democrat goes negative on Gov. DeSantis’ abortion restrictions

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DeSantis' friend in the race is 'dangerous for Nevada women.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t on the ballot in Nevada, but his proximity to a Republican Senate candidate brought him in the line of a fire in a new ad rolled out Monday.

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a first-term Democratic Senator seeking re-election this year, focused on abortion restrictions championed by DeSantis and later signed by the Governor. These apply to pregnancies past the 15th week of gestation.

The 30-second spot, tweeted out by the incumbent, led with mournful piano music and a narrator saying DeSantis “signed an abortion restriction bill that makes no exceptions for rape or incest.”

The ad’s narration segues directly into a shot of DeSantis embracing Republican Senatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.

The graphic charges that Laxalt would take DeSantis’ “extreme agenda” to the Senate. And the Governor said there is no one he “trust(s) to join (him) in this fight” more than Laxalt.

“We need his leadership in the United States Senate,” DeSantis intones, as the graphic lashes Laxalt as “dangerous for Nevada women.”

DeSantis hasn’t been profligate with his endorsements thus far this cycle, but has put in the work for Laxalt, a former roommate of the Governor’s, including a visit late last month on Laxalt’s behalf.

Much like his political mentor Donald Trump, DeSantis saw the rally as an advertisement for himself. The Nevada Independent said he “spent roughly 20 minutes praising his tenure and achievements in Florida before touting Laxalt’s bid.”

“Greetings from the Sunshine State, the freedom state, and the state that has done more than any other state to stand up to Joe Biden,” DeSantis said.

“Even though I’m in Florida, I’m telling you, if he gets elected to the United States Senate, he will represent my voice in the United States Senate,” DeSantis said, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. “He will represent the voices of patriots all across this country who are looking for people to stand up and take this country back.”

See the attack ad here:

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Tom

    May 16, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Talk about the Dums overreaching. Desperation
    She and the other Dem zSenators voted for abortion up to birth. Period. I’m the Schumer bill.
    63 million abortions later.
    She’s shameful.
    Everyone Knows, less of majority support after first trimester and non existent at birth.
    Go to hell! Masto

  • Cynthia

    May 16, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Personally, I believe that Ron DeSantis will have a larger chance of winning then this little poll shows.
    Many have moved to Florida because of DeSantis and we are a move there soon! We are also bringing along with our conservative values. So, suck it up buttercups the right is moving south.
    As for Disney, I hope they hit rock bottom so Musk and buy the parks for pennies on the dollar.

    The majority of everyday Americans we are sick to death of this fake support for the mentally deranged left. They don’t care about your rainbow agenda, just how far your group can advance their nefarious plans.

    • Good for you

      May 19, 2022 at 2:09 pm

      “We are sick to death”

      COVID will do that lol

  • Just a comment

    May 17, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Nebraska sounds like a power and controller of we want your money and fraudster too

  • Bridge Too Far?

    May 17, 2022 at 5:30 am

    All women have the right not to reproduce. Don’t get pregnant.

    • Too many of them

      May 17, 2022 at 7:32 am

      All women have the right to ignore republicans becuase you can’t stop them.

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