Florida Republican Congressman and candidate for Governor Ron DeSantis is having a great week. Not only did President Donald Trump endorse him a few weeks ago, the President followed up with a rally in Tampa, Florida Tuesday night to promote both DeSantis and current Governor Rick Scott — who is challenging Democrat Bill Nelson for his Senate seat.
Trump carried Florida in 2016, and DeSantis has surged to a 12-point lead over his GOP opponent Adam Putnam in the race to secure the GOP gubernatorial nomination.
Adding to his momentum this week, DeSantis released a new television ad Monday featuring his wife Casey in what may be one of the best ads in the campaign season so far.
In the ad, Casey says: “Everyone knows my husband Ron DeSantis is endorsed by President Trump, but he’s also an amazing dad. Ron loves playing with the kids.”
While Casey talks about her husband the Congressman is seen encouraging his daughter to “build the wall” out of blocks and to say Trump’s signature slogan “Make America Great Again.” It then shows DeSantis reading Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” to his son, who is also shown wearing a “Make America Great Again” shirt.
It is the perfect tone that blends humor with humanizing DeSantis. And Casey’s delivery is spot on. On a scale of one to ten, it’s an eleven.