'Florida of the north': DeSantis hitches his record to Iowa's to court GOP caucusgoers

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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Presidential candidates are quick to find their "Iowa connection" — a distant relative or long-past family vacation that links them to the caucusgoers they're courting. The Iowa connection for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis? A slate of significant laws that was passed by Republican legislative majorities in both states. "Maybe Florida is the Iowa of the South," DeSantis joked at a Council Bluffs speech Wednesday as the audience laughed and cheered. "You should be very grateful that you have folks that are exercising leadership and doing a great job." In his...

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