Matt Gaetz to campaign with Donald Trump in New Hampshire
Matt Gaetz and Donald Trump.

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The big show is in Keene on Sunday.

A Congressman from the Panhandle will be with the former President in the Granite State Sunday.

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will be appearing with Donald Trump in Keene at 4 p.m., in the latest example of a high-profile endorser helping the former President close the deal with New Hampshire voters.

Gaetz was key to the first campaign for Governor by Ron DeSantis in 2018, and can be expected to be able to offer unique insights into his one-time ally, assuming DeSantis is still an active candidate by Sunday.

The DeSantis-Gaetz rift has been years in the making. Asked about Gaetz’s own legal complications in 2021, which ultimately led to no charges, DeSantis said he didn’t “have anything to say.”

Gaetz accompanied DeSantis on a three-stop tour of cities in June 2018, joining DeSantis during question-and-answer sessions at those events. He also accompanied DeSantis to at least one debate during the primary campaign.

And once the Primary was in the rearview, Gaetz only got rougher with DeSantis’ General Election opponent.

“I don’t know whether to call him Andrew Gillum or ‘Andrew Kill-‘em,’” Gaetz said during an October campaign event with DeSantis in Southwest Florida of DeSantis’ then-opponent. The joke was about Tallahassee’s murder rate, but critics saw it as just another in a series of racial gaffes from the DeSantis side.

Gillum was under scrutiny at the time from the FBI, which was investigating larger issues in Tallahassee. Gaetz suggested a better name for the Democratic nominee would be “Andrew Guilty.”

Gaetz and DeSantis were fixtures at events not just in Gaetz’s home in the Panhandle, but throughout the state. He ended up with a plum prize, of course, a prominent role on the Governor’s transition team.

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


  • Beth

    January 19, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    Two of the most ignorant perverted creeps on the planet. Perfect representation of the disgusting Republican cult. Both belong on the trash heap of history.

    • Impeach Biden

      January 19, 2024 at 5:00 pm

      But you were okay with Billy Clinton and his escapades.

      • JD

        January 19, 2024 at 5:04 pm

        What-about-ism, conflation, and there’s nothing to indicate she did endorse Billy C’s amorous behavior.

        Stop deflecting.

        • Impeach Biden

          January 20, 2024 at 10:15 am

          You Demos love to take your shots but get all bent out of shape when shots are returned.

          • JD

            January 20, 2024 at 10:37 am

            Where is the Democrat? Seems like Fascists get bent out of shape when called out.

          • Impeach Biden

            January 20, 2024 at 10:47 am

            Read the thread above JD. Are you aware of who Bill Clinton is?🤣

          • JD

            January 20, 2024 at 6:55 pm

            Sure, Monica helped him smoke some cigars, and he got impeached (just once mind you, unlike a later President going for twice).

      • God Bless President Biden

        January 20, 2024 at 6:28 am

        Classic Qanon; two wrongs make it right-

  • PeterH

    January 19, 2024 at 5:36 pm

    LOL…… they are perfectly matched!

  • MH/Duuuval

    January 19, 2024 at 10:38 pm

    Gillum recently was found not guilty on one charge and the jury deadlocked on all the others. The prosecution will not re-try Gillum. The FBI and Justice Dept. entrapped Gillum with the assistance of a white friend who tried to set up Gillum. Members of the jury later told the media that a couple of holdouts created the deadlocks — that the majority was for absolving Gillum of all charges.

    • God Bless President Biden

      January 20, 2024 at 6:29 am

      More legal fails from incompetent attorney DeStupid.

    • Impeach Biden

      January 20, 2024 at 8:48 am

      So did a “white friend” set up Gillum on his drug, and male prostitute romp in Miami?

  • Michael K

    January 20, 2024 at 8:21 am

    Keep the young girls away from these two perverts.

  • Joe

    January 20, 2024 at 10:46 am

    Groomers of a feather groom together: it’s the Florida RepubliQan motto.

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