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Second GOP Primary Debate at the Reagan Library

Tallahassee, FL - September 25, 2023

To: Friends, Donors, and Supporters From: James Uthmeier, Campaign Manager Re: Second GOP Primary Debate at the Reagan Library Date: September 23, 2023

As we head into the second primary debate on Wednesday evening, we are excited to build on last month’s strong performance in Milwaukee and take advantage of another opportunity for Ron DeSantis to deliver his message to millions of Americans across the country who are just now beginning to tune in to the race.

The fundamentals of this battle for the GOP nomination have not changed since the last debate. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate that can beat both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and we are the only campaign built for the long haul in terms of resources and organization. When pressed, the media and D.C. politicians privately admit to this as well.

That’s why many of them continue to prop up the former president, even after a disastrous stretch in which he gave the middle finger to a packed Iowa stadium and attacked pro-life legislation passed not only in Florida, but also in Iowa, South Carolina, and Georgia. Trump also admitted his intent to capitulate to Democrats on key issues if he is re-elected, and he continues to replicate Joe Biden’s campaign-from-the-basement strategy despite his own advisors even acknowledging it will hurt him in Iowa.

Ron DeSantis on Wednesday night will again show the American people why he strikes so much fear in the establishment. He is the only candidate that has both the vision to reverse the nation’s decline and the proven conservative record to show he can get the job done.

While other candidates may take this opportunity to distract or level false attacks, DeSantis stays laser-focused on the mission at hand of reviving the American Dream and delivering victories for hardworking families. He is undoubtedly the strongest leader in this race, the leader who has both the courage to fight and the strength to Win.

Ron DeSantis isn’t afraid to show up, debate the issues, and prove that he has what it takes to be the leader of the greatest nation on earth. Our team is looking forward to another big victory on Wednesday night and we invite you to join us on social media to help echo the governor’s message throughout the debate.

Thank you again for all you do to support the governor, his family, and our team. The future of America depends on it.