Ron DeSantis distances self from super PAC oppo against Vivek Ramaswamy

DeSantis Fox Mediabuzz
'It's an independent entity.'

Ron DeSantis says he has nothing to do with recent revelations that the Never Back Down super PAC, which supports DeSantis’ campaign, is spreading dirt against Vivek Ramaswamy.

“Look, you have to talk to them. I mean, as you know, it’s an independent entity,” DeSantis said on the Fox News Channel’s “Mediabuzz” program.

Reminded that the “independent entity” raises a lot of money for him, DeSantis deflected, saying oppo dumps are part of the game and that he bears the scars.

“Well, I can tell you this, you know, there’s a lot of people that have been dumping stuff on me for a long time. They haven’t really gotten (far). A lot of these are kind of, you know, ticky tack stuff. But that’s just, unfortunately, the way the political process works out.”

Indeed, Never Back Down leader Jeff Roe bragged to donors that Ramaswamy, who has arguably attained parity with DeSantis in polls, was a target.

“Everything you read about him is from us,” Jeff Roe told donors, per POLITICO. “Every misstatement, every 360 he’s conducting or 180 that he is going through in life, is from our scrutiny and pressure. And so, he’s not going to go through that very well, and that will get worse for him.”

Though DeSantis stresses that he is not allowed to legally coordinate with the super PAC, his arguments are undercut by the activities of Never Back Down itself. A strategy memo was released to the public before last month’s GOP debate, which urged DeSantis to attack “Vivek the Fake.”

During an August interview on Fox News, Ramaswamy swatted at “super PAC puppets” and drew a contrast between himself and “professional politician” DeSantis, who he says relies on “prepped memos from super PAC paid political consultants with pre-prepped robotic attack lines against (his) opponents.”

“Sometimes when you have professional politicians, they use attacks on other candidates as a substitute for a message of their own. I’m in this race focused on my own message rather than attacking those other candidates. The truth is I’m an outsider. I’m not a professional politician,” Ramaswamy said.

A.G. Gancarski

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


10 comments

  • My Take

    September 17, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Mob bosses probably don’t do the actual ‘wet work.” They do make known or obvious who needs it

    • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

      September 17, 2023 at 9:56 pm

      Great and informative Hot News just in America:
      Latest survays and polling indicate that 96% of all commentary readership are going straight to any comments left by me, Earl Pitts American, and unfortunantly not even bothering to read the majority commenters which are predominantly left by Dook 4 Brains Leftists. Even the Dook 4 Brains Leftist Commenters perfer my, Earl Pitts American’s, comments over reading their fellow Dook 4 Brains Leftist Comentaries.
      Its really Great to be me, Earl Pitts American.
      Thank you America,
      Earl Pitts American

  • Church Liars

    September 17, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Christians can’t admit when they are wrong, and here is another example.

    Or is it his Naval career that made him a duplicitous liar?

    Both.

    • My Take

      September 17, 2023 at 10:02 pm

      I saw a Navy man once explain how the Navy handles disasters. (It was after the turret explosion.)
      1. Lie
      2. Award Medals

  • My Take

    September 17, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Rpmanswampy claims he wtll fire three-quarters of the federal civilian workforce. One-qùarter in the first year.
    How does DeSSlantos feel about that position?

    • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

      September 17, 2023 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you my bestest My Take,
      The Ronald and I both agree that if Apu Ramaswampy was pontificating upon the fireing of 3/4 of the Mini Market workers in Springfield, that famous town in which The Simpsons was live filmed, then and only then would American’s take Apu seriously.
      I mean why would anyone seriously consider a carreer Mini-Mart manager, even a most excellant and funny Mini-Mart Manager like Apu and the word “President” in the same sentance?
      WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Earl Pitts American

      • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

        September 17, 2023 at 10:37 pm

        And furthermore America,
        The Ramaswampy’s of the world are not technically a true Americsn minority. I mean that is historically as accurate of a statement as you will ever hear. Definatly not one or “our” minorities.
        Proof Positive:
        America, I Earl Pitrs American ask you:
        Did our great nation ever contract with Arab Slave traders to capture, deliver, and sell us a bunch of Apu Ramaswampy’s ancesters to pick cotton?
        No we did not; mainly because the Ramaswampy’s were poor field workers. Now we did elect Obama which forever re-paid America’s slavery bill many times over. So you see, America, we owe nothing like that great honor to any Rsmaswampy’s.
        So once again, Ramaswampy’s are not our minority we owe them nothing.
        I hope that properly explains to all American’s exactly why America will never have a Ramaswampy POTUS.
        Glad to step up with the knowledge whenever asked or needed.
        EPA

  • Michael K

    September 17, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    He’s toast. Burnt toast. Smell that burn?

  • My Take

    September 17, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    I can’t see his accepting that.
    Only after the last donor and last dollar are gone.

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 18, 2023 at 6:33 am

    two sharks trying to eat each other. two clowns trying to outsmart each other. two POS trying to flush each other.

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