- Florida Watch and Progress Florida launched the watchdog group, DeSantis Watch, in July to hold Governor Ron DeSantis accountable
- The collaborative project seeks to shine a spotlight on the “failures of Governor Ron DeSantis” and inform Florida voters about his “future political ambitions”
- DeSantis Watch made its last pitch on Monday in an ad titled “Our Time”
An anti-DeSantis watchdog group is making one final plea for Floridians to vote out Governor Ron DeSantis on Election Day.
DeSantis Watch, a watchdog group tasked with holding Florida’s governor accountable, released a new ad Monday “highlight the opportunity voters have to make their voices heard.” The video, titled “Our Time,” shines the spotlight on DeSantis’ leadership, lambasting the popular governor for “attacking freedoms” and favoring certain Floridians.
‘We believe in a Florida where freedom belongs to all of us. A Florida where no matter what you look like, where you’re from or who you love, we are all free to live our version of the American Dream. But for the past four years, Governor Ron DeSantis has been attacking our freedoms,” the ad starts.
“While Ron DeSantis has focused on his own political ambitions, Floridians have been left behind. Skyrocketing housing costs and utility bills, books banned while students were left without full-time teachers, and patients denied the care they need due to Ron DeSantis’ abortion ban without exceptions to rape and incest,” the ad continues.
“Now is our time to make our voices heard, our time to build a Florida that works for all us, where freedom isn’t a campaign slogan, but a promise for a brighter future. Our time to end Ron DeSantis’ political career and vote for a free and prosperous future for all. This is our time,” it concludes.
Ahead of Tuesday’s election, Democrat Charlie Crist remains a long shot to defeat DeSantis. According to recent polling, DeSantis maintains a double-digit lead over Crist.
Despite the odds, DeSantis Watch is using its grassroots message, urging voters to remove DeSantis from the Governor’s Mansion.
“Floridians deserve a state where freedom is more than just a campaign slogan,” said DeSantis Watch Communications Director Anders Croy. “While Ron DeSantis has been running for president by stoking division, the people of our state are still struggling to pay the bills as the powerful special interests funding his campaign rake in record profits. For every Floridian who wants a brighter future where everyone has the opportunity to live their version of the American Dream, Election Day is our time to make it happen!”