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FDP Chair Nikki Fried calls Ron’s campaign “a dead, rotten carcass on the side of the road.”

In response to news that Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the 2024 GOP presidential primary race, the Florida Democratic Party has issued the following statement:

“Ron DeSantis’s presidential campaign is a dead, rotten carcass on the side of the road,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried.

“Florida Democrats have spent the last year making sure that voters from Iowa to New Hampshire and everywhere in between know exactly how Ron has failed the people of Florida. His ridiculous obsession with the presidency has had real consequences here, from his refusal to address our property insurance and affordability crises to the effects of his made-up culture wars. 

“Ron’s campaign was dead on arrival. His lack of people skills and political instincts — not to mention complete inability to surround himself with a competent team — finally brought him to the most predictable place we could imagine: a whimper of an ending almost as embarrassing as his failure to launch in May. 

“Now that he’s finally done chasing a pipe dream, Florida Democrats are fully focused on ending the Republican supermajority in our legislature, fighting his racist, misogynist, homophobic, and transphobic policies at every turn, and keeping an increasingly dangerous Donald Trump away from office by re-electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November.”

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