Governor Ron DeSantis got a huge campaign boost this week in his reelection bid from an unlikely source.
Palm Beach County Commissioner and former Democrat Mayor of the county, David Kerner, announced that he will campaign daily, until election day, on behalf of DeSantis.
“Every day until November 8, I will campaign for Governor DeSantis… And on November 8, I will vote for Governor DeSantis. And today, I proudly endorse Governor Ron DeSantis for re-election as the Governor of the great state of Florida,” Kerner said Wednesday.
Kerner posted the announcement of his endorsement on Twitter with the following caption:
Endorsing Gov. @RonDeSantisFL was the obvious choice this election.
Gov. DeSantis’ Dem opponent has called for reallocation of resources away from law enforcement.
FL cannot afford people like Charlie Crist who wants to defund police and make our communities less safe.
“As an aside, Governor, I am very proud that you felt that my endorsement was worthy of acceptance. And I’m so delighted that we’ve had this opportunity to be here in public with the community to make it official,” he added at a press conference.
“This was not a difficult choice for me. This was not the proverbial lesser of two evils. Governor DeSantis has demonstrated himself beyond worthy of the humbling duties of this office,” Kerner continued.
“And he has done so with the level of dignity, purpose, and respect that is lost in the public sphere today. It may come as a shock to many of you, or at least many of my friends that as a Democratic elected officer in deep blue Palm Beach County, I’m endorsing a Republican governor,” he said.
“But I will not remain silent. There is too much on the line in this election. The governor’s Democratic opponent has already started talking about reallocation, which to me, by the way, is a code word for taking resources away from the men and women that protect us. It’s a code word for defunding the police,” Kerner continued.