In attempt to reboot New Hampshire campaign, Ron DeSantis rolls out food drive
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves to the crowd as he attends an event Friday, March 10, 2023, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Ron Johnson)

Ron DeSantis
Hungry Floridians won't benefit, but the Governor's 2024 campaign will.

While Floridians who are dealing with food insecurity this week may be on their own, it’s heartening to know Gov. Ron DeSantis is organizing a food drive.

That’s the good news.

The bad news for them is that it’s in another state.

“We are doing a big canned food drive today in New Hampshire. We’re going to be donating to the New Hampshire Food Bank. So I would just say Americans as they enjoy their Thanksgiving, there’s a lot of people that are struggling with this economy so we want to step up and do our part,” DeSantis said on Tuesday’s “Fox and Friends.”

Though Florida has been rocked by inflation that rivals anywhere in the country, DeSantis is strategically limiting his cost-of-living concerns to states where he needs votes more imminently. He has bemoaned spiraling prices in Iowa also.

“I’m going around and talking to voters across the country. I’ll have a family in Iowa tell me, you know, now they go and check out at the grocery store and it rings up so high, so quick they’ve got to take things out of their shopping cart,” DeSantis said in September on the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports.”

For the DeSantises, economic concerns are a family affair: First Lady Casey DeSantis has also talked about troubles in the economy, blaming “Bidenomics” for her need to buy her children’s “$2 t-shirts” at Walmart.

The Governor is spending Tuesday in the Granite State, where he will be the main attraction during a noon town hall event in Manchester, at the Executive Court Banquet Center, with Gov. Chris Sununu on hand. From there, his next stop will be a second town hall in Keene, a 6 p.m. start at Tempesta Restaurant.

Gov. DeSantis only has room to improve in New Hampshire generally, but his problems are especially acute in the Manchester metropolitan area, where he had just 2% support in a a recent survey from the University of New Hampshire.

He’s below 10% in recent polls of the state, including a drop to fifth place in the new Washington Post-Monmouth survey of New Hampshire GOP Primary voters. With 7% support, the Florida Governor finds himself behind Vivek Ramaswamy (8%), Chris Christie (11%), Nikki Haley (18%), and Donald Trump (46%).

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


  • Silly Wabbit

    November 21, 2023 at 9:58 am

    He canned.

    • Earl Pitts "Religious/Political Scholar Emeritus" American

      November 21, 2023 at 11:16 am

      Good Morn ‘ting America,
      This food drive by our next POTUS, The Great Ron DeSantis, is what’s going to endear him to the hearts and souls, of all Americans.
      The election is now “In The Bag” so relax your sphincter’s my Patriots. All this talk of some Democrat or Trump being POTUS is nothing more wishful dreaming on the part of 💩 4 🧠’s Lefty’s, RINO’s, and any other misguided 💩 4 🧠’s individuals out there living in their stupid addled Brains in “The Land of Far Far Awzy”

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Religious/Political Scholar Emeritus" American

        November 21, 2023 at 11:22 am

        Good catch there Earl Pitts American. Catching it before some nerd, 4 eyes, annoying 💩 4 🧠’s is always a sign of someone with “Sage Political Wisdom”
        Thank you America,
        Earl Pitts American

      • rick whitaker

        November 24, 2023 at 10:57 am


  • Ocean Joe

    November 21, 2023 at 10:13 am

    It’s early, but I’d like to give thanks for all the terrible polling results for Mr. Desantis. We should all be grateful.
    I’m also grateful that all those wealthy donors who sought to enrich themselves further and find a guy who would deprive the needy, basically set a lot of their money on fire.

    • MH/Duuuval

      November 21, 2023 at 2:22 pm

      Yeah, but I was hoping against hope to see Dee and Don on stage together — then watching Dee’s reaction when Trump started walking around him as he did Hillary.

  • Tom

    November 21, 2023 at 10:18 am

    At this stage, I think he’s just embarrassing himself with these pitiful attempts to get someone to like him. If he’d come back to Florida for a food drive, you could almost pretend he was still interested in Governing but not our Rhonda. Do we really have to take him back when he finally quits and comes running back with his tail between his legs?

  • Michael K

    November 21, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Those boots were made for walking.

    Re-boot Robot Ron is canned.


  • Joe

    November 21, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Too little too late from the angry little guy.

  • PeterH

    November 21, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    News Alert
    Rolling Stone investigation reporting reveals that the founder of Mom’s For Liberty and good friend to the DeSantis family, is a convicted sex offender.

    …… I expected this to happen at some point! DeSantis and his wife must be proud! These money grifting organizations NEVER vet leadership!

    • MH/Duuuval

      November 21, 2023 at 2:24 pm


  • JoW

    November 21, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    In one stroke Casey was both tone deaf and insulting to Walmart shoppers.

    • Tom

      November 23, 2023 at 9:14 am

      Maybe someone will pardon those two turkeys being that it’s Thanksgiving and all.

    • She’s pathetic

      November 23, 2023 at 12:22 pm

      Exactly. Condescending and insulting.

  • MH/Duuuval

    November 21, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Better to give than to receive, so more power to the Dee-man.

  • Dorine

    November 23, 2023 at 11:49 am

    How very transparent. It’s no wonder he’s underwater in Florida!

  • rick whitaker

    November 24, 2023 at 10:59 am


  • Len Mullen

    November 24, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    My commute from New Hampshire into Massachusetts is 47 miles. Along the way I pass many homes in many communities. I see many Trump signs and flags. I see American flags. I see no support for Sununu, Biden, or Desantis. Go home Ron.

  • KathrynA

    November 26, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if DeSantis would do something meaningful for the hungry of the state of Florida and help the 40% with no health coverage. I guess he forgotten he’s governor of Florida!

  • Dont Say FLA

    November 27, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    I keep telling Rhonda they need to reboot their rebooter before use it to reboot anything, but does Rhonda listen? NO!

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