If endorsements equal momentum, Florida Congressional candidate Ron DeSantis has it.
Running for the GOP nomination in the open coastal 6th district, he picked up the nod from the PAC of the powerful anti-tax Club for Growth today. On Monday, tea-party-affiliated Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) gave DeSantis his endorsement. Last week, former Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.), now the Sunshine State's commissioner of agriculture, gave DeSantis his endorsement. And last month, FreedomWorks gave DeSantis its nod.
“Ron DeSantis is a principled conservative and America desperately needs him in Washington,” Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a statement. “Ron will fight to cut spending, balance the budget, and reform our nearly bankrupt entitlement system. We need more citizen-legislators like Ron who will stand up to both parties and make the hard choices to save our country from fiscal ruin. The Club for Growth PAC strongly endorses Ron DeSantis for Congress.”
DeSantis, a retired Navy JAG officer and current Navy reservist, faces Jacksonville City Councilman Richard Clark, former Ruth’s Chris CEO Craig Miller, state Rep. Fred Costello and others in the Aug. 14 GOP primary.
The winner of the primary is likely to be the district's next Congressman given the GOP lean of the 6th.