,hill) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) released a new campaign ad Friday before election day that depicts him as a “fighter” for God.
DeSantis’ wife, Casey, deployment of Ad on her Twitter account to her husband saying, “On behalf of millions, never stop fighting for freedom.”
The narrator’s lines in the ad appear to be based on a speech given by radio broadcaster Paul Harvey in 1978, entitled “So God Made a Farmer.”
“And on the eighth day, God looked at his planned heaven and said, ‘I need a protector.’ So God made a fighter,” DeSantis’ ad begins.
The ad shows photos of DeSantis meeting with officials and citizens while serving as governor. It describes a range of traits that God “told” they needed someone, including “the ability to travel thousands of miles to serve people, to save their jobs, their livelihoods, their freedoms, their happiness.” desire is involved.”
The narrator’s description of each attribute ends with, “So God made a fighter.”
DeSantis is running for re-election for a second term as governor of Florida against Democrat Charlie Crist, a former governor and member of the House. Polls show DeSantis a big lead, and FiveThirtyEight’s voting average puts him ahead of Crist by almost 12 points.
DeSantis is also rumored to be a potential contender for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Polls have shown him to be second in a row to former President Trump in a fictional Republican primary.