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Trump Gives “Full Endorsement” to Ron DeSantis for Governor of Florida

Representative Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., now a 2018 gubernatorial candidate, speaks with a fellow committee member before the start of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Oversight of the United States Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (Photo: AP)
Representative Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., now a 2018 gubernatorial candidate, speaks with a fellow committee member before the start of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Oversight of the United States Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (Photo: AP)

Representative Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., now a 2018 gubernatorial candidate, speaks with a fellow committee member before the start of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Oversight of the United States Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (Photo: AP)

President Donald Trump gave his full endorsement of Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running to replace Rick Scott as governor of Florida.

“Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Governor of the Great State of Florida,” President Trump tweeted. “Ron is strong on Borders, tough on Crime & big on Cutting Taxes – Loves our Military & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement!”

Rep. DeSantis, who has been a bulldog conducting oversight of the government’s abuses of secret surveillance programs, is running primarily against Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. He touted a previous tweet by President Trump encouraging his campaign, but this latest message is a more definitive endorsement.

Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott is running to replace vulnerable incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in the U.S. Senate.

The PPD-Big Data Sunshine State Battleground Poll conducted in February found Governor Scott leading Senator Nelson by 2 points, and Mr. Putnam leading Mr. DeSantis by 2 points in the Republican primary.

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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