Jeff Atwater Backs Ron DeSantis for Congress
Republican congressional hopeful Ron DeSantis, running in the newly created district hugging the Atlantic coast south of Jacksonville to Daytona Beach, received the backing of state CFO Jeff Atwater on Wednesday.
"Ron DeSantis represents a new generation of conservative leadership dedicated to constitutionally limited government,” Atwater said in a statement on Wednesday. ”I am proud to endorse Ron to be the next conservative congressman from Northeast Florida and urge Republicans to vote for him in the primary on Aug. 14. I am confident that Ron will be a champion for smaller and more accountable government in Washington, D.C."
"I'm excited to have the backing of CFO Jeff Atwater," DeSantis said. "CFO Atwater is greatly respected by the conservative grassroots for his dedication to conservative principles. He has worked to create a pro-growth environment in Florida and understands that the federal government is placing far too many burdens on the economy. I want to remove burdens such as Obamacare from the backs of small businesses and allow the free enterprise system to flourish. Economic growth and job creation will follow."