Democrats are taking notice of Gov. Ron DeSantis…
On Monday, a prominent Democrats group announced an opposition research hub targeting Florida Gov. DeSantis (R), citing the governor’s past views on critical issues as he weighs a 2024 presidential bid.
According to The Hill, American Bridge 21st Century launched the “Ron Desantis Research Book,” which focuses on existing reporting on the governor’s views and record on abortion, entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, education, COVID-19, and the economy, as well as his past comments on the legitimacy of elections and about former President Donald Trump.
The site will also reportedly include information on DeSantis’ record while serving as a federal prosecutor for Florida’s U.S. Attorney’s office.
“For the past year, American Bridge has been hard at work compiling the most extensive and exhaustive public file on 2024 Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis,” American Bridge 21st Century President Pat Dennis said in a statement. “This website weaves together all the information we have gathered on DeSantis over the past decade and paints the picture of a MAGA extremist caught up in culture wars, unfit for office, and utterly unprepared for the public pressure that comes with a contentious Republican presidential primary.”
American Bridge has launched similar efforts against Republican lawmakers in the past. In 2020, the group launched a database targeting then-President Donald Trump through his second presidential campaign. The group says it will continue to update its research playbooks on both Trump and DeSantis as it gathers more information about both men throughout the 2024 campaign.
DeSantis has yet to announce an official White House campaign but is widely expected to jump into the race after the Sunshine State concludes its legislative session this spring.
On Sunday, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson became the latest Republican to enter the race.
The governor is widely viewed as Trump’s most formidable potential challenger based on polling data. Some polls in individual states have shown DeSantis leading Trump.
Last week, “The View” co-host Joy Behar revealed she believes DeSantis stands a greater chance of defeating Joe Biden in 2024.