“Why didn’t Newsom mention this?”: DeSantis Responds to Attack Ads

“Why didn’t Newsom mention this?”: DeSantis Responds to Attack Ads

Republican Governor. Ron DeSantis, Florida’s deputy governor, reacted to ads from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, California Monday. Christina Pushaw DeSantis spokesperson Christina Pushaw quoted an article on Twitter that highlighted California’s highest income tax.

Why didn’t Newsom mention it in his ads?” she inquired. HTML3_ Why didn’t Newsom mention it in his ads https://t.co/QFWAmiqhhX

— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) July 5, 2022

“Shouldn’t you be worried about California?” Jeremy Redfern, spokesman for the Florida Department of Health, tweeted.

HTML3_ Should you worry about California? pic.twitter.com/etzKfZ9OQs

— Jeremy Redfern (@JeremyRedfernFL) July 3, 2022

Newsom aired a 30-second ad in Florida, attacking parental rights legislation, bans on critical race theory and a ban on most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. (RELATED: ‘Freedom Is Under Attack In Your State’: Gov. Newsom Launches Ad Going After DeSantis’ Florida)

“Republican leaders — they are banning books,” Newsom said in the ad. It is making it more difficult to vote. Restriction of speech in schools. Even criminalizing doctors .”

Newsom’s advertisement urged Floridians “to join in the fight” and to “move to California, where we still believe freedom is possible.” Freedom to speak. Freedom of speech. Freedom from hatred Freedom from hate. Don’t let them take your freedom.”

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DeSantis and Newsom are seen as potential presidential candidates in 2024, especially in the event former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden do not run for office, according to The New York Post. They are both running to be reelected as governors in their respective states.

Pushaw refers The Daily Caller News Foundation the DeSantis campaign, when asked.

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The people of Florida don’t pay attention to the demeaning smear campaigns by the Democrats and their corporate media allies,” DeSantis campaign spokesperson Dave Abrams stated in a statement to TheDCNF. “We’re too busy enjoying the freedom Governor Ron DeSantis has created in the Sunshine State.”

Not to be outdone, James Grant, Florida’s chief information officer, tweeted. “That time @GavinNewsom spent $’Newsom for Governor” dollars to run as Governor of… wait, it’s Florida! Californians continue to exercise their right to vote and can leave California. Rich.”

A spokesman for Newsom referred TheDCNF to the Newsom campaign, which referred TheDCNF to a CNN article.

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