Why Democrats Fear Ron DeSantis

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In recent months, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been tested by several serious crises and has demonstrated an ability to rise above politics.
In recent months, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been tested by several serious crises and has demonstrated an ability to rise above politics that has won praise from both Democrats and Republicans. His response to the pandemic and its aftermath has received grudging admiration from the national press while his low-key competence in dealing with the collapsed condo building in Surfside has generated plenty of plaudits from local Democratic officials.

He's wildly popular among Republicans and looks unstoppable for re-election in 2022. His fundraising operation is light years ahead of his Democratic challengers, former Republican Governor Charlie Crist and Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried. He leads both Democrats by wide margins in the polls.

DeSantis plays well with others. The Surfside disaster showed DeSantis at his best — politically and managerially.

Politico:

The Republican governor set aside his attacks on Democrats amid the crisis in Surfside, where more than 90 people were killed after a condominium collapse. For more than three weeks, DeSantis stood side-by-side with Miami's Democratic mayor and other elected officials, offering assistance and support as emergency workers searched for survivors. He publicly thanked President…
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