Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) received the endorsement of a longtime Democrat and Palm Seashore County formal on Tuesday, expressing that “there is too considerably on the line” in advance of the November gubernatorial election.
Dave Kerner is the county’s Democratic commissioner, as effectively as the former two-expression mayor. He is also a former Metropolis of Alachua legislation enforcement officer and served in Florida’s Residence of Associates as the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee for two conditions.
“Endorsing Gov. @RonDeSantisFL was the noticeable choice this election cycle. Gov. DeSantis’ Dem opponent has named for reallocation of assets away from regulation enforcement. FL simply cannot pay for persons like Charlie Crist who desires to defund the police & make our communities significantly less protected,” Kerner tweeted.
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“Florida is a regulation-and-purchase state since we set the safety of Floridians initial and we stand up for legislation enforcement and reject the Left’s anti-police motion,” DeSantis said. “We are targeted on protecting victims and not coddling criminals, and no one is aware that superior than Dave, who served Florida’s communities. Commissioner Kerner is familiar with to start with-hand the risk of the ‘defund the police’ motion and understands the essential job that our neighborhood law enforcement officers participate in in maintaining Florida protected.”
“Each and every day until finally Nov. 8th, I will campaign for Gov. DeSantis, and on Nov. 8th, I will vote for Gov. DeSantis,” Kerner told the crowd during a press convention at the Police Benevolent Association in West Palm Seashore.
“This was not the proverbial lesser of two evils,” he said though acknowledging that some might be stunned by his decision. “Gov. DeSantis has demonstrated himself further than deserving of the humbling duties of this business.”
“I will not continue to be silent. There is as well a great deal on the line in this election,” the official explained.
Kerner further said that his final decision was pushed by DeSantis’s opponent, Democratic prospect Charlie Crist, who explained he strategies to reallocate money or defund the police.
New polling confirmed DeSantis was 8 proportion points forward of previous President Donald Trump among the Florida Republicans in a hypothetical 2024 primary matchup Wednesday, which is a reversal from a preceding poll that experienced Trump top DeSantis by a comparable margin. DeSantis also carried out improved towards President Joe Biden, 52%-44%. Trump only qualified prospects Biden by 3 factors in the poll.