Mired in culture wars and burning through cash, Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign continues to lose traction.
In between threatening legal action against the makers of Bud Light over woke marketing and defending the benefits of slavery, the Florida governor saw his support slip among likely Republican voters.
Still the second choice behind former President Donald Trump, DeSantis fell to 13% in a new Rasmussen poll released July 24 with biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy hot on his trail.
DeSantis’ decline comes as he pushes for an investigation into Anheuser-Busch over its collaboration with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney. The beer brand’s association with “radical social ideologies” is financially harming Florida assets, DeSantis claims.
Elsewhere, the revelation that Florida will teach about the beneficial skills developed by slavery as part of its middle school Black history curriculum was loudly condemned by Vice President Kamala Harris.
“How is it that anyone could suggest that amidst these atrocities there was any benefit to being subjected to this level of dehumanization,” Harris said during a visit to Jacksonville.
DeSantis said he “wasn’t involved” in the state’s new curriculum.
“‘I didn’t do it' and ‘I’m not involved in it’ are not the words of leadership,” said former New Jersey Governor and GOP primary opponent Chris Christie.