Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) commented on Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom’s recent ad purchase in the state of Florida.
Rubio spoke about Newsom’s recent move on the Brian Rust Show, saying he hadn’t seen the ad, but “it worked for [Newsom].”
“He wants to be in the conversation,” Rubio said, adding that Newsom realizes that Biden won’t be able to run for president a second time. “How do I get myself in the conversation? Let me take on Ron DeSantis, which is the highest profile Republican nationally now and I’ll run ads in his state.” He also pointed out how Newsom joined former president Donald Trump’s social media platform.
“He wants to be seen as kind of like the, I imagine, a DeSantis version on the Democratic side and get himself in the mix and in the conversation, you know, and he feels emboldened by having survived that recall,” he added.
“I think ultimately his biggest albatross, no matter what he runs for nationally, is do you really want to live like California, a state where people are fleeing a beautiful city like San Francisco, these guys have ruined it,” Rubio noted, stating that in San Francisco, people defecate on the street and “people [are] shooting needles with heroin in their arm right outside the door of a $4 million home.”
“These have become hellhole cities and because of Left-wing politicians and that’s the state, and these are the things he supports,” he added.
Rubio said Newsom isn’t using the ad for people like Rubio, and it will likely impress a lot of people who are on the Left. He added that when people try to negatively comment on Republican actions in states, he asks, “then why do people keep moving here?”
“Florida continues to grow, with people all over the country. Why would people come to a place that is as bad as these guys claim it is? It doesn’t make any sense. They know that. …He’s just trying to get his name in the mix.”
The host of the show noted that Newsom’s move has slightly backfired, since his donors are questioning why he spent their funds in Florida.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Newsom recently purchased ad space in Florida, prompting questions about his interest in a 2024 presidential run. Newsom’s re-election campaign bought approximately $105,000 in cable television ads that were set to air in the Sunshine State on Fox News starting on July 4, as reported by San Francisco Gate and Medium Buying’s Twitter account.
In the ad, Newsom is seen saying, “It’s Independence Day, so let’s talk about what’s going on in America. Freedom? It’s under attack in your state.”
Dave Abrams, a spokesperson for Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign, told The Daily Wire last week, “Gavin Newsom might as well light a pile of cash on fire. Pass the popcorn for his desperate attempt to win back the California refugees who fled the hellhole he created in his state to come to Florida.”
“The people of Florida pay no mind to the pathetic smear campaigns from the Democrats and their allies in the corporate media. We’re too busy enjoying the freedom Governor Ron DeSantis has created in the Sunshine State,” Abrams added.
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