Ron DeSantis holding ‘Don’t Tread on Florida Tour’ ahead of General Election
DeSantis rallied voters down the stretch.

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On Sunday, he offers a bit of counterprogramming to a Donald Trump event in Miami.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is spending the last weekend before Election Day on a “Don’t Tread on Florida Tour.” He’ll share the stage with country stars and Cabinet members, but won’t come near a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump.

All events will be free to the public but space may be limited. Those interested in attending can check EventBrite listings. Doors open hours in advance of DeSantis’ appearance in many locales. He announced a number of stops over four days before he faces Democratic challenger Charlie Crist on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.

Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez, Attorney General Ashley Moody, CFO Jimmy Patronis, Agriculture Commissioner nominee Wilton Simpson and First Lady Casey DeSantis will appear at various stops.

He will start the tour Friday, Nov. 4, in Northeast Florida, with a Clay County pit stop at bestbet Orange Park at 2:45 p.m. Then he swings south to Brevard County, where another stop takes place in Melbourne at the American Muscle Car Museum at 5:15 p.m. He wraps the day with a 7:30 p.m. appearance in Broward County at the American Top Team in Coconut Creek.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, DeSantis will go through Volusia County and hold a morning stop in Ormond Beach. He will speak at the 2A Ranch at 11:45 a.m. Then the Governor heads north to Seminole County, where he will speak at the Oviedo Amphitheatre & Cultural Center around 2 p.m. He then crosses the state for what’s billed as a first full stop in Port St. Lucie at Tradition Town Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Casey DeSantis notably will also begin a “Stand With DeSantis Tour” on Saturday. She speaks at the College of Central Florida’s Citrus County campus at 5 p.m.

Then on Sunday, Nov. 6, Gov. DeSantis will return to the trail at 3 p.m. for a pit stop at Sun City Center Community Hall. This event made news as it was booked the same day as Trump’s rally for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in Miami.

At the exact same time as Trump’s rally, there will be two events in Southwest Florida taking place as part of the DeSantis tour. The Governor is expected to speak in Sarasota at Universal Flight Training at 5 p.m.

Around the same time, doors will open in Fort Myers for a stop at the Alico Arena, where country music star Parker McCollum will share the stage with the Governor. That event is expected to start at 6:30 p.m.

Also Sunday, Casey DeSantis speaks at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Ocala at 12:30 p.m., and at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa in The Villages at 3:30 p.m.

Then on Monday, Casey DeSantis will be in Collier County, speaking at Founder’s Square in Naples at 3 p.m.

Gov. DeSantis has one more stop on the tour planned in Palm Beach County, where Trump will presumably be ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago estate. An event location has not yet been announced but DeSantis is expected to speak around 2:30 p.m.

A release from DeSantis’ campaign also teases stops in Orange and Miami-Dade counties Monday, but details have not been announced.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Linwood Wright

    November 2, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Remember, only tread on minorities, college students, teachers, school kids, and the LGBT community.

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      • Joe Corsin

        November 2, 2022 at 11:18 pm

        You made that kinda money from home? You must mean naked in the bed…

        • LadyisaTramp

          November 7, 2022 at 5:51 pm

          Do handcuffs count?

    • RVP

      November 3, 2022 at 9:37 am

      If you believe that…YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!

      • marylou

        November 7, 2022 at 5:57 pm

        You’re technically correct…he did forget to mention women.

    • John Doe

      November 4, 2022 at 11:16 pm

      Wake up and look around, no one’s treading on college kids, minorities or lgbtqnehejwn, we just want true equality and not to put any one group or persons rights over any others. Let all be treated truly equally. Why do the dems want people to identify their race every chance they get? On job applications, surveys, relief assistance, hell anything at all has become about race. The liberal colleges aren’t accepting people based on testing scores or ability but instead on race. Jobs are doing the same thing, all about race and less about experience, ability or work ethic. The dems are supposed to be the party of equality but all I see is division from them just like they did when in power during our civil war. History will repeat itself and the offenders are the same and it’s called the Democratic Party. It was the republicans who unified this country and continue to try and do so. The dems are willing to trample anyone who disagrees with them, has opposing views or just doesn’t vote for them when that is one of the most basic freedoms that set us apart from other countries. Do you really think for a second they want open borders to give people a better way of life? They are destroying this country for votes and if they ever pass the ability of allowing people to vote without a basic ID card then they will have successfully destroyed our elections and democracy as we know it, all in the name of GREED. They don’t care if taking in 5 million illegal people kills a couple hundred thousand legal citizens via fetanyl ods, crime, disease or murder as long as they get the votes. If we the people can’t take back this country then it will continue to fall until we are living in a socialistic dictatorship where one party becomes the only party.

      • Bill

        November 6, 2022 at 2:15 pm

        This weird dystopian picture of the US you have is just fox trying to rile you up so you keep tuning in so they can sell more advertising which is why they’re in business. Stay away from the news and talk to other people … things really ain’t that bad.

      • Mr. Haney

        November 7, 2022 at 11:28 am

        What drug(s) are you supposed to be taking?

        • marylou

          November 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm

          MoodyVision Rainbow Fentanyl Skittles

  • Elliott Offen

    November 2, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Don’t tread on Florida? Ok pull out all federal aid, all federal workers, and everyone receiving any kind of federal money from Florida. Also everyone stop paying taxes in Florida and stop coming to Florida and spending money. The taker State of Florida will now be ready for independence how? Selling sand and potatoes?

    • RVP

      November 3, 2022 at 9:41 am

      The Federal funds that are distributed to us as Floridians is only a small percentage of the Federal Taxes we pay…how do you not see that?!? You probably don’t understand how the magician pulls a quarter from your ear do you.

      • Elliott Offen

        November 3, 2022 at 11:57 am

        Florida is a taker state compared to others. Gives $1 for every $4 it gets. Let’s get some links.

  • Yrral

    November 2, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    This tropical storm next week,will rain on Desantis parade,hope he get the cone of uncertainty right,next week

  • marylou

    November 2, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Does that come in a t-shirt, girls’ size small maternity??

    • Joe Corsin

      November 2, 2022 at 3:16 pm

      Freedom for the rich… freedom t-shirts for everyone else.

  • Charlie Crist

    November 2, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Don’t tread on Florida but give us federal money for hurricanes, bust insurance markets, and pay our veterans benefits? Oh and people from NY and New Jersey are welcome to come here by the millions and drive up real estate prices. Don’t tread on Florida 🤡

    • RVP

      November 3, 2022 at 9:46 am

      The Federal funds that are distributed to us as Floridians is only a small percentage of the Federal Taxes we pay…how do you not see that?!? You probably don’t understand how the magician pulls a quarter from your ear do you. I agree that the mass exodus to Florida from liberal controlled states has increased the price of real estate due to supply and demand but that is not the problem with real estate prices. The problem is the cost of construction has skyrocketed due to liberal policies throughout the United States. I am a contractor, we are making these same percentage as we always have.

      • Joe Corsin

        November 3, 2022 at 11:58 am

        👆Pure 100% bullshit.

    • Lesco Brandon

      November 4, 2022 at 3:54 am

      HAHAHA!!!! Get ready to be put out to pasture you on November 8th you tired old donkey. The Democrat party quit giving you money because they know you are a loser and your political career is over. Desantis destroyed you in the debate and thanks for your 14 hard days of work in congress. Working hard for Florida aren’t you. Clown

      • Charlie Crist

        November 5, 2022 at 11:45 am

        👆 Hardcore neo-nazi bomber. Also ageist, probably sexist and racist. Hell of a dude!

    • Michael Copeland

      November 4, 2022 at 10:52 pm

      You’re such a clown, do you even know what “don’t tread on me/florida” means? It means the people are the keepers of this country and have the freedom to elect who they would like to represent them, not like the Democratic Party blasting anyone with a conservative view as being a threat to democracy or the country as a whole. You and your party are sleezy, slimeball scums of the earth and deserve for all the free people to finally wake up to your propaganda filled, hateful, power grabbing, selfish ways and take back this country. The country belongs to the people, not pathetic people like you who suck every bit of what they can out of this country. Y’all dems are the party of racism, division, corruption and lies and guess what, not only does florida know that but the majority of the country does. When you lose maybe move to CA with gov newscum with those views.

      • Elliott Offen

        November 5, 2022 at 11:52 am

        Dems aren’t the ones trying to say elections are rigged when they aren’t..just to try and cause doubt in our elections and if possible stay in office for longer than they are granted by the people. That and you have to figure the GOP does nothing in Washington but shill for the interests of the super rich at the expense of everyone else. Wealth and income inequality is one thing that led to the demise of the Roman Empire. At least back then leaders did things for people who weren’t rich. The GOP wants to do nothing or the sort. Just a greedy, far right party of jokers.

  • Yrral

    November 2, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Traveling Tropical Storm Nicole road show ,why are he not preparing Florida for another storm next week,hope he do not fail the people of Lee County this time,by not warning them

    • Michael Copeland

      November 4, 2022 at 10:43 pm

      If you didn’t catch the warnings you’re both deaf and blind or live under a rock. If you watched any news outlet they all used the same data and same projections and the warnings came in with plenty of time for anyone who wanted to leave. The preparations were as good as they could’ve been, with as many first responders, lineman, clean up crews and contractors on standby to jump in the moment the storm passed. You should check out how other states respond to natural disasters and count your blessings.

    • marylou

      November 5, 2022 at 5:25 pm

      Storm Nicole is the wrath of God coming down to slap DeRanged on his big decaying head, after Ron actually wrote himself into the Biblical creation story!

      DeLusional’s new campaign ad shows God telling Florida voters that God, himself, made the “fighter”governor on the 8th day to protect America.

      DeBlasphemer managed to check off # 1,2,3, & 8 of The Ten Commandments.
      DeRipOff stole most of the script from a Paul Harvey radio broadcast.

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  • Dee

    November 3, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I am a a Floridian that lives in Fort Myers and got hit pretty damn hard. Before you all want to put your 2 cents in and talk shit you know nothing about, first come down and look at what exactly our Governor had and still is working with. For all the people who are claiming that they didn’t give enough warning…which personally I doubt was media hype because for 2 days they stressed the size of Ian and that you don’t have to be in it’s direct path. 150 miles wide. They stressed for days telling Floridians not to compare this to past hurricane s. I’m no weather expert but it don’t take much to know that Florida has many lakes , canals and other water ways that normally start to fill and is constantly releasing into ocean to keep from flooding. Now you have them completely full from the nonstop rain we had hit us for over a week prior to Ian . Every single waterway together could not touch the strength that the OCEAN can and did bring with Ian. There were no other way to go but up and inland since it sure as hell wasn’t going where it usually does. I don’t test mother nature and I left Tuesday for Miami. We were told on every news and weather channel far ahead of Ian. The media is a disgrace but unfortunately an evil powerful spreader of false news. I think Ron DeSantis did an incredible job of taking charge of a situation that was and still looks like a war zone. So do some work and get some real views of what Mother Nature did to this Amazing state. People stop pointing the blame and unite as a country. Our constitution was built for WE THE it the law if the land and it does protect us if we can stop eating out of these politician (both sides)hands. They are not supposed to have the power they have silently stole from us for years. Most don’t know what your rights as an American are cause they planned it this way. Come on the only way we are going to have any chance for a free democracy is to come together and demand it back and remind them they are our public servants that obviously put power over anything else including America and her people…..I’m just saying

    • Wendy

      November 5, 2022 at 5:39 am

      Well said!!!

    • Joe Corsin

      November 5, 2022 at 11:58 am

      The politicans shill for the rich. This is the biggest problem. A dollar printed today ends up in the hands of billionaires in a matter of weeks and stays there for decades. If government doesn’t take enough of it back then it’s not circulating properly which is crucial for a healthy economy. Look at the tax rates in the 1950’s. This is what built the middle class. Middle class is not being built now..with too many people complaining about things and advocating for government to do even less than they already do? Wtf is this?

  • Charlie Crist

    November 5, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Don’t tread on Florida. Give us federal money, federal jobs, and New Yorkers..but don’t tread on Florida. Don’t complain about our right wing police state and unjust courts, and deplorable concentration camps for the lower classes.

  • Yrral

    November 5, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Dee,you will get another chance,this week ,when a Tropical Storm impact Ft Myers see how you put faith in Desantis,not paying attention to the weather expert,who have model a storm to impact as early as Tuesday in Florida,not strong as Ian,but will impact the lives of people that experience Ian , through next weekend , Desantis denied , Floridian died

    • marylou

      November 6, 2022 at 10:27 am

      The wild and windy night, that the rain washed away
      Has left a pool of tears…

  • TrustByrd

    November 6, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Parker McCollum a member of Proud Boys? No wonder why Ron Desantis has him as his wingman on tour through the remainder of the election. Stealing other people’s identities seems to be a growing trend in the nation. Why not just be a decent human as yourself instead of pretending to be somebody you’re not. You can fake it through life all you want, but if you don’t change the way that you think, then you’ll still end up in the same Hell where you started. Give up your ego and pride, and finally find the life you’ve truly desired all along. Doubt me and tell me I’m wrong all you want, but I dare you to prove me wrong. Never hurts to try something new, and at this point, what have you got to lose? To do what’s right for yourself, you must do what’s right for everyone else as a whole. Stop hurting other people, because you’re only hurting yourself. Take your pride to a place that motivates you to live your life loving who you are as one person, so you can feel proud to live the remainder of your life with love and acceptance for all. No more secrets, no more lies, no more hate. Forgiveness is love, love is God, and God is as real as the soul that makes you who you truly are. If you don’t believe in God, it’s because you don’t believe in yourself.

  • marylou

    November 6, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Interviews with students that Desantis taught at Darlington School, reveal that Ron went to drinking parties with underage high school students. Some of the girls questioned Desantis’ presence at the parties where underage drinking was taking place.

    A whistleblower provided at least one photo where Ron was standing with teenage girls who had their arms around him. Ron’s hands are not visible in the photo. One of the girls is holding what is allegedly a beer bottle. An interviewed student referred to Desantis as a “hot teacher” who girls loved.

    Numerous Republican politicians and officeholders in Florida and throughout the country are under scrutiny for inappropriate contact with young children and teenagers. The Republican Party appears to be where the grooming is taking place.

    (Information available at reputable online sites including NYT)

  • Boaz

    November 6, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    “marylou”, provided that’s your real name and not a GRU or CCP bot, I’ve been an avid reader of the New York Times daily for several decades. Thus, please spare us your personal narrative and provide supporting links to the New York Times articles you cite. If you do not respond with links to supporting New York Times articles, then we can all discount your credibility or lack thereof.

  • Boaz

    November 6, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    When gross federal spending in Florida is adjusted for FICA payments (Social Security and Medicare), Florida is NOT #1 in terms of receiving federal funds. Perhaps, you went to Moscow State University for your education in economics. I did not.

    • Mr. Haney

      November 7, 2022 at 11:31 am

      Right. You’re a Trump U. grad aren’t ya?

  • Mr. Haney

    November 7, 2022 at 11:30 am

    DeSantis is a coward and a traitor. It is that simple.

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