Ex-Democrat Mayor Of 3rd Largest Blue County In Florida Endorses DeSantis: ‘I Will Not Remain Silent’

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Palm Beach County Commissioner Democrat David Kerner came out and supported Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis for re-election.

David Kerner was the mayor of Palm Beach County, which is known for being a deep blue county.

Kerner said, “Every day until November 8, I will campaign for Governor DeSantis, and on November 8, I will vote for Governor DeSantis. And today, I proudly endorse Governor Ron DeSantis for re-election as the great state of Florida governor.”

“As an aside, Governor, I am very proud that you felt my endorsement was worthy of acceptance. And I’m so delighted that we’ve had this opportunity to be here in public with the community to make it official,” Kerner added.

DeSantis, who was in attendance, said, “In Florida, we support law enforcement, reject the anti-police movement, and focus on justice for victims — not coddling criminals.”

“Democrat and former police officer David Kerner stands for the rule of law,” DeSantis continued. “Thankful to receive his endorsement today in West Palm Beach.”

Kerner said, “This was not a difficult choice for me. This was not the proverbial lesser of two evils. Governor DeSantis has demonstrated himself beyond worthy of the humbling duties of this office.”

“And he has done so with the level of dignity, purpose, and respect that is lost in the public sphere today. It may come as a shock to many of you or at least many of my friends that as a Democratic elected officer in deep blue Palm Beach County, I’m endorsing Republican Governor,” Kerner added.

“But I will not remain silent. There is too much on the line in this election,” Kerner concluded.

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“The governor’s Democratic opponent has already started talking about reallocation, which to me, by the way, is a code word for taking resources away from the men and women that protect us. It’s a code word for defunding the police.’

‘Florida is a proud state, one with a deep history. The beauty of our state is represented in the diversity of our environment and the diversity of our people. But no doubt we are a state on the rise. And I give a lot of credit to our governor for the trajectory of our state.”

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