The Florida Senate Seat is being left open due to Senator Marco Rubio running for the Presidency. Senator Rubio has more or less been a strong conservative receiving an A+ from LLPH due to his commitment for opposing bills like the $1 trillion, 1,000+ page CRomnibus, supporting the Cruz Point of Order against Executive Amnesty, and fighting tooth and nail to end the Export-Import Bank.
With Senator Rubio leaving, we have a chance to send even a better senator from Florida. The man we are endorsing today is not only committed to fighting things like the CRomnibus and Executive Amnesty as he has in the House, but he will also stand even more strongly against amnesty before securing the border and will fight for stronger protections for our civil liberties (certain areas where Senator Rubio has fallen short in). This means while we will miss Senator Rubio in the Senate, we have the potential to get a new senator with an even stronger A+. This man would be Rep. Ron DeSantis, who currently represents Florida’s 6th Congressional District.
Rep. Ron DeSantis is one of the few to oppose BOTH the Ryan-Murray Budget and the CRomnibus. He has voted several times to stop clean reauthorizations and fundings for the Patriot Act. He is a strong voice for national defense, but he also respects the need for a sane budgetary process which includes a balance of domestic and defense cuts. Rep. DeSantis has not shied away from criticizing his own leadership and has been a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
On the House Floor earlier this year, Rep. DeSantis has been on the floor leading fights for conservative principles. First, he fought against the funding for executive amnesty earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeuWC9cjPYY (you can also see another one of our favorites, Rep. Thomas Massie, yielding to him). Next, he also led the fight for returning more education control to the states through his support for the A-PLUS Act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-oFsqttGNk.
Time and time again, Rep. Ron DeSantis has been on the front lines fighting for the principles that we all care about. That is why he currently holds an A on LLPH’s Scorecard. On a personal note, I still remember in 2012 e-mailing many congressional candidates with questionnaires and asking them where they stood on certain issues. Rep. DeSatnis was one of the few who replied personally to me and was very honest in his responses. That is the type of Senator that Florida and our country needs.
Rep. Ron DeSantis would without a doubt be the type who would support other A+ and A senators like Senator Mike Lee and Tim Scott. He would strengthen our conservative team in the Senate and ensure that this seat becomes an upgrade for conservatives and not a downgrade.
Rep. DeSantis has two chief opponents in the race currently: Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and fellow Rep. David Jolly. Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera has a mixed record; he has won praise from Senator Rubio and certain writers for the conservative Breitbart, but he is known to have supported several tax increases under now-Democrat Former Governor Charlie Crist, which even he admits was a mistake. Rep. David Jolly has a terrible record; he was elected in a special election in 2014 and has voted nearly in lock-step with Boehner & Co. on several votes including funding executive amnesty, supporting the CRomnibus, and rejecting reforms to protect our civil liberties. There is no doubt that Rep. Ron DeSantis is the best to take this seat.
Rep. Ron DeSantis served as a JAG office in the United States Navy. He has been endorsed by RedState’s Erick Erickson, Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, Madison Project, and so many more conservative leaders and groups.
Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a representative of the people, and a TRUE LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE Ron DeSantis for election in 2016 to represent Florida in the United States Senate in the 115th Congress!
Here is Rep. Ron DeSantis’s campaign website: https://www.desantis2016.com/landing/join-ron-desantis/
Follow him on Twitter at: @RonDeSantisFL or LIKE him on Facebook HERE.
Let’s win this seat and keep it in the hands of principled liberty-loving conservatives.