Last Updated Oct 22, 2018 6:37 PM EDT Ron DeSantis, the Republican running for governor in Florida, defended the idea that Donald Trump is a positive role model for children, saying in an interview with CBSN's Elaine Quijano that the president should be admired for keeping his word."We all have our faults and what-not," DeSantis told Quijano. But "even his worst critics would say he is someone who is determined to keep his word." He stressed he sees this as an important lesson for his own young children. "If you promise you are going to do something, keep your word," he said. On Sunday, during a debate with opponent Democrat Andrew Gillum, DeSantis had answered a question about whether Mr. Trump is a good role model by talking about Israel and making the point that Mr. Trump had kept his promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Donald Trump promised it, and he followed through with it," De Santis said during the debate. "And so to me, when you … [Read more...] about DeSantis says Trump is a role model for children because he keeps his promises
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Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn't a big fan of President Donald Trump, but he said during a debate Sunday night that he'd gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. "That's just not the way it works," said Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, who won the nomination based on Trump's endorsement. It was one in a series of testy exchanges during the first debate between Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor, and DeSantis, who resigned his seat in the U.S. House to focus on the governor's race. The two scuffled on the economy, race, and, of course, Trump, who came up when moderator Jake Tapper asked DeSantis if he thought Trump was a good role model for children. The question was based in part on a DeSantis primary ad featuring one of his children stacking toy blocks as DeSantis exclaimed, "Build the wall!" The Trump administration may be considering redefining gender as an unchangeable condition determined solely by a person's … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Hopefuls DeSantis, Gillum Debate Trump, Economy
click to enlarge Less than two weeks before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis has released a plan that he promises would help transform Florida’s health-care system. After weeks of criticism over his lack of a health-care plan, DeSantis posted the proposal online Wednesday shortly before his final debate with Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum. The plan calls for people to have the right to buy the health care they want; use price-transparency tools to shop for care; and get rebates from insurers when patient choices save money. The plan said DeSantis would maintain quality care by “resisting any effort to ration health care” in Tallahassee. “Floridians have more choices in picking out their cell phone plans than their health insurance plans. Every day in the grocery store, we make decisions about what we want to buy, weighing price, necessity, and quality, and deciding what’s right for us,” the proposal said. … [Read more...] about Ron DeSantis finally releases his health care plan for Florida
Where we’ve called: Each dot shows one of the 29213 calls we’ve made. Vote choice: Dem. Rep. Don’t know Didn’t answer Explore the 2016 election in detail with this interactive map. About the race Andrew Gillum is the mayor of Tallahassee. Ron DeSantis is a former representative of Florida's Sixth Congressional District. The day after Mr. DeSantis won the Republican primary, he said voters should not “monkey this up” by electing Mr. Gillum. Mr. Gillum, who is black, said, “In the handbook of Donald Trump, they no longer do whistle calls — they’re now using full bullhorns.” The race, as a New York Times article put it this week, “reflects the national ideological battle being waged inside their parties — Republicans trying to align themselves with President Trump, and Democrats weighing the appeal of a more progressive message.”At a debate Sunday, Mr. DeSantis criticized Mr. Gillum … [Read more...] about Midterm Election Poll: Florida Governor, DeSantis vs. Gillum
One candidate, Democrat Sean Shaw, believes the attorney general should be a champion for social justice, fairness and enforcing the Constitution – even when the corporations are the targets. The other, Republican Ashley Moody, believes the attorney general is an extension of the state's law enforcement charged mainly with going after street criminals. Any viewers who actually tuned in to the only televised debate between the two candidates for attorney general of Florida Tuesday night saw a stark contrast between how both candidates see the job. "I won't be just the general counsel for the governor's office," said Shaw. "The attorney general's office ought to be the tip of the spear" in enforcing constitutional requirements for fairness and justice, including adequate funding for public education, open government records and medical use of marijuana. Moody dismissed that interpretation as proof that Shaw shows "a lack of fundamental understanding" of the … [Read more...] about What does a Florida Attorney General do? Ashley Moody and Sean Shaw clash on purpose of the job they seek.