Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has taken a swipe at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after the Never Back Down super PAC released an ad in support of DeSantis’ potential 2024 presidential bid. Ramaswamy called out DeSantis’ intentions and called it “dishonest and fake.” As a self-funded candidate, Ramaswamy accused DeSantis of wanting to fill his campaign coffers by coordinating with his pro-DeSantis super PAC.
Vivek Ramaswamy Slams DeSantis After Pro-DeSantis Super PAC Releases First Ad For Potential Presidential Bid https://t.co/PELtTnyixX pic.twitter.com/ejh4X8AcjO
— DailyCaller Politics (@TheDCPolitics) April 14, 2023
Never Back Down released their first pro-DeSantis ad, highlighting the Governor’s opposition to the COVID-19 lockdowns and how he has supported parents’ rights in education. The ad also showcases how DeSantis did not cower to the woke left and how he plans to unleash a next-generation economy.
Across the country, men and women are willing to fight alongside Governor Ron DeSantis, because he inspires us to never back down. pic.twitter.com/nRz3Kb6cYP
— Never Back Down (@NvrBackDown24) April 13, 2023
With an estimated $30 million fundraising haul since their launch on March 9th, the super PAC is planning to spend around $1 million in broadcasting nationally. Fox News reports that the group has former Trump officials as its base and is expected to provide outside funding to DeSantis’ presidential campaign.
It is expected that DeSantis will announce his presidential campaign in May after Florida’s legislative session ends. A formidable competitor for former President Donald Trump’s Republican nomination, DeSantis’ popularity continues to soar in both national and state polls.
The Governor and the super PAC are yet to comment on Ramaswamy’s criticisms. It remains to be seen how DeSantis’ presidential campaign will be run and funded, but one thing is clear, his unwavering opposition to the woke left and focus on parents’ rights in education will undoubtedly resonate with the Republican base.