Ron DeSantis super PAC slams Nikki Haley’s attempt to lure Disney

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'Mickey Haley' will get a six-figure digital buy in South Carolina.

Never Back Down is down on Nikki Haley pitching Disney to consider relocating to South Carolina.

A new six-figure digital ad buy slams “Mickey Haley” in the wake of the former Palmetto State Governor’s pitch to the company, made Wednesday on Fox News, to move to the state given ongoing conflicts with Ron DeSantis’ Florida.

“If Disney would like to move their hundreds of thousands of jobs to South Carolina and bring their billions of dollars with them, I’ll let them know,” Haley said. “I’ll be happy to meet them in South Carolina and introduce them to the Governor and the Legislature. They would welcome it.”

The 45-second spot shows Disney officials discussing “canonical trans characters,” moves to “add queerness” to narratives, targeting “kids who are transitioning,” “LGBTQIA characters,” a creator’s “gay agenda” and “adding queerness,” and so on.

Then the spot cuts to Haley making her recruitment.

The Disney/DeSantis beef is headed toward federal court, with the company seeking legal recourse for the state’s moves to invalidate its development deal struck in the final days of the Reedy Creek Improvement District that governed the park’s business from 1967 until this year.

During an interview on the Fox Business NetworkNever Back Down PAC founder Ken Cuccinelli suggested the Governor’s ongoing feud with the The Walt Disney Co. will prove potent with Republican Primary voters in 2024.

“Only one candidate, only one Governor has ever protected America against the scourge that Disney has become in the last couple of decades,” Cuccinelli told host Neil Cavuto.

From there, the PAC head went on to question the entertainment company’s Americanism.

“The fond memories people have, that you refer to, of Disney are from a long time ago, and Disney has become more of a force to undermine good, healthy, positive, patriotic American culture than it is a supporter of it,” Cuccinelli said.

The ad buy comes as Haley and DeSantis are in a tight race for second place to Donald Trump in South Carolina polling, meanwhile.

In a survey released this month by National Public Affairs, Trump took 43% support, with DeSantis’ 21% good for a distant second, with Haley at 19%.

This is the second recent survey showing Trump with more than twice the support DeSantis has. A survey from Winthrop University shows Trump is the choice of 41% of poll respondents, doubling up both DeSantis (20%) and Haley (18%).

See the Never Back Down ad below.


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


  • Conservative Catholic Dem Ed👍

    April 26, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    The Nazis targeted minority segments of the population to gain political momentum and power. This is just one reason why a Conservative Republican can never make it into the office of the presidency again. Also Nazis pandered to religious whackos initially and then wiped their azz with them later. Had everyone wishing they had done something but by that time, it was too late.

  • Earl Pitts American

    April 26, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    Good evening America,
    I, Earl Pitts American, have been authorized to release this vital information to a gratefull America.
    Ron and I, Earl Pitts American, have actually been working with Disney to save that great Florida beloved historical tourist attraction for many generations of Americans to enjoy.
    The current Administration in D.C. has been scheming with China to build a giant industrial complex under Cinderella’s Castle. Their plan was to enslave drag queens and cruely work them until they die in a giant apple phone factory underneith Disney World. We did all the Disney legal punishment thing to distract the Biden/China evil empire from enslaving our drag queens to a doomed life of slavery in a real life “Bond Villan” scenario of being forced to make Apple phones day after day until they die of old age.
    As you see Ron and I, Earl Pitts American, are the Heros who saved Florida’s drag queens from a fate worse than death.

    • Elliott Offen

      April 26, 2023 at 11:22 pm

      Seek help for your many mental health problems. Also, seek treatment for substance abuse and intellectual disability. Seek prescription medication.

  • Bert Stimson

    April 26, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    RON PAC is a POS

  • PeterH

    April 26, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Republican cat fights are good for Americans! Have at it kittens!

  • Don’t Look Up

    April 26, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    Ahhh yes! The 1950’s “contagious” message! The Ron DeSantis Super PAC is promoting the FAKE NEWS that Disney’s gender diversity is recruiting.

  • Dont Say FLA

    April 27, 2023 at 10:58 am

    What did KC and the Don’t Bend Over Brat PAC think would be the outcome of Roh Duh’s state government attack on a private business over one PR statement nobody ever would have noticed had Ron Duh Santies not tried to make hay from it? Ron DeSantis, Troll In Chief, is just stirring the pot, hoping to find votes somewhere in there. Poor Rhon and poor KC. They do not realize Trump already ate everything in their pot.

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