Ron DeSantis announces a dozen new endorsements

'I know Gov. DeSantis will provide the leadership and support our party needs to win across America without sacrificing bold, conservative policy.'

Declaring that Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate in South Florida was a victory, the presidential campaign for Gov. Ron DeSantis rolled out a slate of 12 new endorsements from state legislators across the country.

The nods come from lawmakers in Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

Lawmakers, in a series of statements, praised DeSantis for his ability to lead, emphasize conservative policy, remain steadfast and deliver victory.

The endorsers include:

— Indian state Reps. Robert Heaton, Chris Jeter and Shane Lindauer.

— Kansas state Rep. Brett Fairchild.

— Maine state Sen. Brad Farrin.

— Massachusetts state Sen.-elect Peter Durant.

— Minnesota state Rep. Elliott Engen.

— Montana state Sen. Daniel Zolnikov.

— Ohio state Rep. Adam Mathews.

— Pennsylvania state Sen. Greg Rothman.

— Tennessee state Sen. Adam Lowe.

— Tennessee state Rep. Ryan Williams.

Engen called DeSantis “the future of the Republican Party.”

“As a state Representative in a purple state, I know Gov. DeSantis will provide the leadership and support our party needs to win across America without sacrificing bold, conservative policy,” he added.

Added Zolnikov: “With the world on fire, America needs a serious leader for a serious time. Only Ron DeSantis has shown the courage, steadfastness, and ability to govern that our nation deserves.”

Durant lamented that the GOP “has lost too much at too great a cost” over the last decade.

“I’m proud to have won an upset victory for the State Senate, and proud to stand with Governor Ron DeSantis because I know he will continue to deliver victories for conservative principles,” he said.

The latest endorsements bring the number DeSantis’ state-level nods to 330 and it comes after DeSantis landed a high profile endorsement from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who also serves as Chair of the Republican Governors Association.

DeSantis needs the boost. As of this week, DeSantis remained far behind former President Donald Trump in polls of the GOP presidential field. A recent Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa Poll of the race puts DeSantis nearly 30 points behind his Florida rival.

A North Dakota poll released Friday puts DeSantis back about 40 percentage points from Trump for that state’s 29 delegates.

Peter Schorsch

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  • James Wilson

    November 10, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Durant is a great pickup for DeSantis as Durant campaigned to abolish the Massachusetts “right to shelter” for homeless families. They represent the heart and soul of the Modern GOP.

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

    November 10, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Good afternoon Patriots,
    Not like I, Earl Pitts American, really expect or need any credit to be lavished upon my sage go-to-political-American-Guru self or anything like that as I work best for electing The Ronald quietly behind the scenes.
    But every once in a while I, Earl Pitts American, like to remind myself that I was there for Ron at the beginning. It’s great that these additional Patriots are joining the team!!!!
    I, Earl Pitts American, thank myself for my own time and hard work as The Man Behind The Man.

    • Rick Whitaker

      November 11, 2023 at 6:47 am


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

        November 11, 2023 at 10:50 am

        Thanks as always Rick for your wacky leftist follow-up commentary which never fails to elevate my reputation as The-Go-To-Political-Guru of all time.
        Sorry to Karl Rove, James Clyburn, that “Round-Headed” Charlie Brown looking guy Doug Whats-His-Name, along with any other political advisors out there.
        Earl Pitts American

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

          November 11, 2023 at 11:02 am

          Oh and BTW Rick,
          I’m sorry to hear you are having trouble printing out my, Earl Pitts American’s, FREE BUMPER STICKERS. So I am mailing out a big box of my stickers for you to proudly slap on the hatchback of your Subaru SUV and best of all there will be enough left over to make most excellent Holiday gifts for your family and friend.
          Thank you Rick
          *notice how I used the term “Holiday Gifts” so as not to offend anyone with “words” just in case we have any readers who espouse to one of those Godless Heathen Muzzy religions out there*

          • Rick Whitaker

            November 11, 2023 at 5:45 pm


  • Biscuit

    November 10, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Obscure and unknown state senators and state representatives have announced their loyalty to DeSantis.
    It’s like I’m running for Dog of the Year and can only get support from a few stray cats.

    • ScienceBLVR

      November 11, 2023 at 9:20 am

      You got my vote if you decide to run, Biscuit!!

      • Biscuit

        November 11, 2023 at 10:27 am

        Thanks, man. Arf.

  • My Take

    November 10, 2023 at 5:41 pm

    For him, they are moreso endorkments.

  • Tom

    November 11, 2023 at 10:23 am

    I have to wonder why anybody would endorse someone who is so obviously going to lose.

  • Joe

    November 11, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    What an impressive collection of nobodies! Congrats Tiny D.

  • tom palmer

    November 11, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Put a fork in him He is done

  • My Take

    November 11, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    He can’t quit.
    Trump might yet trip, or tip,

  • Sonja Fitch

    November 12, 2023 at 6:28 am

    As if. Just keep on keeping on making predictions! Lol

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