Digital ads target Ron DeSantis on North Carolina trip

DeSantis watch
'North Carolinians, and our country, cannot afford Ron DeSantis’ extreme agenda.'

A pair of digital ads from recurrent critics of Ron DeSantis are offering counter messaging for DeSantis’ North Carolina trip.

The DeSantis Watch group offers an interpretation of the Governor’s record in Florida all weekend to people in the Tar Heel State, which is timely given DeSantis’ Friday night keynote speech in Greensboro at the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention.

One spot, entitled “Succeed,” says the Governor is attempting to censor history and education for political ends.

“For Ron DeSantis, freedom is nothing but a campaign slogan. Free states don’t bully LGBTQ+ kids, whitewash Black history or ban books. Real freedom means funding our public schools so every child can succeed. We need honest, quality education in North Carolina public schools, not the DeSantis agenda of discrimination and division,” the spot argues.

The complementary ad “Private” focuses on abortion.

“Private health care decisions should be made by those seeking care, not politicians, including when it comes to abortion care. But Ron DeSantis signed a near-total abortion ban. This is wrong. North Carolina needs leaders who will put our health, safety and real-life needs first and leave private health care decisions private,” the ad says.

“Whether it is the freedom to make private health care choices or determine what books your children can read, Ron DeSantis believes politicians, not you, should be making those decisions,” said DeSantis Watch Communications Director Anders Croy.

The group is targeting messaging as DeSantis pursues the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

“Every American can agree that our children deserve the resources they need to succeed and to learn honest history in the classroom, but Ron DeSantis is diverting billions in taxpayer dollars to private corporate schools and banning books that don’t fit his political agenda,” Croy added.

“And while people need leaders who put their health, safety, and real-life needs first, Ron DeSantis’ near-total abortion ban puts lives at risk. North Carolinians, and our country, cannot afford Ron DeSantis’ extreme agenda.”

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


  • Busted Lyin

    June 9, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Bless his corrupt Qanon heart, even the inbred see through his charade.

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 9, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Can Florida even afford Rhonda as Governor? Nobody knows! Rhonda had the Sunshine State’s sunshine law changed special for him so his expenses are never subject to public scrutiny. That sure looks like a duck. And Rhonda stepped on it.

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  • PeterH

    June 9, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Ron DeSantis made the following statement last night when it became known that Trump would be indicted for what Trump calls, THE BOX INVESTIGATION;

    “The weaponization of federal law enforcement represents a mortal threat to a free society,” DeSantis tweeted. “We have for years witnessed an uneven application of the law depending upon political affiliation. Why so zealous in pursuing Trump yet so passive about Hillary Clinton or Hunter Biden?”

    Jumping to conclusions before the full facts are known is a hallmark of DeSantis failed leadership.

    In order to squelch the ongoing Republican conspiracy theories….. the US Justice Department rightfully issued the 50 page CHARGES DOCUMENT ahead of Tuesday’s arrest of Donald Trump. Every American should read and understand this indictment……and think for a minute about the foreign intelligence agencies that today feel betrayed by the exposure of classified documents stored in the very public areas of the Mar A Lago ballroom, bathroom and shower.

    DeSantis cannot be trusted to govern and Donald Trump should withdraw his nomination.

    Republicans are Americas biggest threat and problem.
    Vote all Republicans out of office.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 10, 2023 at 9:58 am

      Republicans figure they can spin these indictments however they want. They know no Republican voter is going to read 45 pages of anything. Not even triple spaced, huge font, huge margin 45 pages that would amount to 4 or 5 normal pages.

      That said, I get the DOJ’s page count joke. 45. LOL. It’s nice having folks with a brain in Government trying to be funny and succeeding again. Not like the Trump years when they didn’t even have the annual press dinner.

      A President Rhonda wouldn’t have that press corp dinner either, obviously. Hopefully some reporter will ask Rhonda what his plans would be for those dinners if Rhonda were to be elected as President of the USA. Maybe Chris Christie will ask Rhonda that.

  • Maria

    June 12, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Great news BTW.

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