Portrait of Ron DeSantis

DeSantis Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Ron DeSantis on KFAB's Morning News with Gary Sadlemyer and Jim Rose

December 12, 2023

"I'm in it for you, your family, and this country...It's not about me."

Des Moines, IA - Ron DeSantis today joined KFAB's Morning News with Gary Sadlemyer and Jim Rose. The highlights are below.

Listen to the full interview here.

On why he embraces debates:

Well, you know, we debated Gavin Newsom from California a couple of weeks ago. I think my view is I'll take on all-comers. I've got a great record, we've actually delivered on all the things Republicans have talked about for years and years, and we've got the formula to be a change agent in Washington and really change the trajectory of the country. So I'm happy to take that message all across the political spectrum.

On how he continues to connect with voters in Iowa:

If you look historically at the Iowa caucus, and you look at how they do these polls, the candidates that don't have the organization always way underperform whatever the poll says. If they're just, you know, spending money on TV, and doing that, that doesn't translate. And then the candidates that have the organization overperform what people are expecting. And so I went into this understanding how caucuses work, understanding the history of it, and saying, you know what, we need to be on the ground doing that. So we put a lot of time into it. And yeah, the thing is, you're going to some of these counties that are more rural, maybe. That's not going to show up in polling, right. I mean, that's not why you're doing that. You're doing that because you're showing up to their community. They remember, they get to ask you a question, shake your hands, and then when it comes time to caucus, they'll be like, yeah, you know what, I'm going to go for the governor, and then I'm going to bring my brother with me, I'm going to bring my son with me to also do it. And then you see the support materialize on caucus night. So we've done what needs to be done. Obviously, we have Governor Reynolds, who's a tremendous help. So that's what you want going into a caucus.

On how his track record proves he's the best candidate for President:

I think people know, with me, when I say I'm going to do something, I get the job done. Also, my electoral track record is second to none. Not just winning above what you're supposed to, but really shattering records in the state of Florida, And I've shown an ability to be able to do that. And then also just I'm in it for you, your family, and this country. I don't have my issues. It's not about me. I'm the vessel to be able to turn this country around.

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Ron DeSantis on KFAB's Morning News with Gary Sadlemyer and Jim Rose Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/369150

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