Ron DeSantis, an attorney and veteran who is running for Congress in a new seat representing a district going from St. Johns County south to Volusia County on the Atlantic coast, continues to garner impressive national support. Earlier in the week, DeSantis unveiled the backing of U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. On Tuesday, DeSantis announced that the Club for Growth PAC is backing his congressional bid.
“Ron DeSantis is a principled conservative and America desperately needs him in Washington,” said Chris Chocola, the president of the Club for Growth
, in a statement forwarded by the DeSantis team. “Ron will fight to cut spending, balance the budget, and reform our nearly bankrupt entitlement system. We need more citizen-legislators like Ron who will stand up to both parties and make the hard choices to save our country from fiscal ruin. The Club for Growth PAC strongly endorses Ron DeSantis for Congress.”
"I am very excited to have the support of the Club for Growth,” DeSantis said. “The Club and its members understand that our Congress needs principled conservatives who will stand up to both liberal Democrats and to big government, establishment Republicans. If we don’t embrace pro-growth policies to allow our economy to thrive, and if we fail to reduce the size and scope of government, then our country will continue down the path to national insolvency.”
DeSantis has to face a crowded field of Republican opponents in the primary come August.