Ron DeSantis Will Always Stand with Law Enforcement. Andrew Gillum has Pledged to Cut Police Funding and Says They Have No Place in Florida.
Dozens of Law enforcement officers across the state know Ron DeSantis is Florida’s best choice to serve as Governor. Ron has been endorsed by the Florida Police Benevolent Association, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, the Florida Association of State Troopers, and 30 county Sheriffs from across Florida. Throughout Ron’s career, he has had a proven, unwavering commitment to standing with law enforcement during his time in the military, as a federal prosecutor and in Congress.
Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum, on the other hand, is a strong supporter of the radical, anti-police group, the Dream Defenders. He signed a pledge to divert resources away from police and supports their radical ideology that police have no place in our justice system. Andrew Gillum’s support of this group’s anti-police policies puts a target on the back of law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep Florida’s communities safe. His stances are simply too dangerous for our state.
The choice is clear. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave men and women of Florida’s law enforcement.
Florida Police Benevolent Association Endorses Ron DeSantis. “A major union for police officers, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, is endorsing Republican Ron DeSantis for governor.” (Anthony Man, “Police union endorses Republican Ron DeSantis for Governor – four years after endorsing Democrat,” Sun Sentinel, 10/3/2018).
Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association Endorses Ron DeSantis. “About 85 percent of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association voted to endorse DeSantis, who faces Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.” (Skyler Swisher, “Broward deputies union endorses Ron DeSantis for governor,” Sun Sentinel, 10/10/2018).
Dream Defenders Endorse Andrew Gillum. “Nevertheless, there is one candidate whose progressive platform for Florida creates much more favorable conditions for our movement and our people. That candidate is Mayor Andrew Gillum. So, it is with a vision for the betterment of our lives and an understanding of the necessary short term strategic decisions that we must make to get us there, that we excitedly announce our endorsement of Mayor Andrew Gillum for the next Governor of Florida.” (Dream Defenders, Press Release: Endorsement of Andrew Gillum)
Dream Defenders Say That “Police and Prisons Have No Place in Justice. “Dream Defenders touts a mission statement in the form of ‘Freedom Papers’ stressing ‘police and prisons have no place in ‘justice,’ ‘ while calling for an ‘absolute right’ to fully-funded free public education.” (Aaron Klein, “Andrew Gillum Aided Movement that Laments Independence Day, Demands End to ‘Disaster Capitalism’,” Breitbart, 9/17/2018)
Dream Defenders Pledge On Divesting From Police. “I will fight for a Florida that divests from prisons, detention centers, guns and police and invests in the basic needs and safety of its people, especially its children. I will fight for a reallocation of our state budget from police and prisons to good food, affordable housing, quality healthcare and public education.” (Dream Defenders Freedom Pledge)