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DeSantis Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Ron DeSantis on Fox News Live

December 09, 2023

"I'm the only one running who has a record of delivering on 100% of his promises."

Des Moines, IA - Ron DeSantis today joined Fox News Live. The highlights are below.

Watch the full interview here.

On the importance of school choice:

Education is paramount. We see the problems with our universities. We see indoctrination in K through 12 schools. We see all the teachers' unions have had so much influence over K through 12 education. That has caused a lot of particularly low income kids to not have good opportunities. And so in Florida, we're a school choice state. We have universal choice. And you know what's happened? It's raised the bar for everyone. Our public school districts do better now, our charter schools do well, and then you can do private scholarships. So we're going to do something. It's going to be a tax credit program with corporate income tax. We're going to go over the heads of the teachers' union, so kids in Chicago and Philadelphia and all across the country are going to be able to be liberated from systems that have failed them and have failed this country. I don't think that it will ever happen locally because of how the political system has dominated with the unions. But I think if we do it nationally, I think it's going to be a breath of fresh air all across this country.

On his momentum in Iowa and the importance of the caucus:

So we've got the organization, we've got the grassroots, and really our task is to bring this in for a landing over the next five weeks. I can tell you that the interest in this has definitely picked up, because we've been here for many months coming. I think the last month or so the interest is picking up. And I think people are taking this process very, very seriously. They certainly don't believe a lot of what they hear in some of the national media that somehow we shouldn't even have a primary. They want to have this caucus, and they want their voice to be heard.

On why he's the best candidate for President:

We don't have till 2028. Now is the time, and that's why I ran, because I see the direction the country's going. We're in this period of decline thanks to left-wing policies, and we need somebody that's capable of winning the primary, the general, but then also delivering on these policies and implementing good conservative policy so we can reverse the country's decline. I'm the only one running who has a record of delivering on 100% of his promises, which I did in Florida. I'm also the only one running that has a record of defeating the people that have put us in this mess time and time again. I mean, we beat the teachers' unions in Florida by doing school choice, we beat Soros in Florida by getting rid of the Soros prosecutors and having low crime, we beat Disney on against the sexualization of minors, and we beat the Democrats on election integrity. So this is what we need, and that's why I'm running. But he is right. I'm not running for cabinet or any other office.

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Ron DeSantis on Fox News Live Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/369156

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