Neil W. McCabe — OAN National Political Correspondent
UPDATED 12:21 PM PT – Wednesday, September 7, 2022
(Tallahassee, Fla.) What do a nurse, a schoolteacher, a waitress and a police officer have in common? They are all part of new TV commercial released Sept. 7 by the campaign of Florida Republican Gov. Ronald D. DeSantis.
“Ladies and gentlemen, Gov. Ron DeSantis,” said an announcer as the governor stepped up to the podium to say: “Today, we deliver for the people of Florida yet again.”
In all, more than 20 people from all walks of Florida life thanked the governor for keeping Florida businesses, schools and houses of worship open, and for other stands he took.
Some of the gratitude came with a political allusion to the culture wars waged in the state and in the Nation, such as the young female swimmer thanking DeSantis for letting her compete and the police officer thanking him for raising the pay for law enforcement.
The firefighter in the commercial thanked the governor in Spanish.
The DeSantis campaign is just getting started. This cycle, the Florida governor has raised more than $170 million, compared to only $15 million for his Democratic rival, Charlie Crist.