Six Republican school board candidates backed by Governor Ron DeSantis won their races across Florida on Tuesday, claiming his endorsement is “what put us over the edge” and paved the way for them to push for parental rights in classrooms.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
DeSantis has previously endorsed 24 candidates in school board races and all of them have won.
One of those candidates, Cindy Spray, won her race in Manatee County. Another candidate named Jackie Rosario swept to victory in Indian River County. The two women appeared on “Fox & Friends” Thursday to discuss the power of a DeSantis endorsement and how he connects with his constituents.
“The support I got from Governor DeSantis is what put us over the edge,” Spray happily told co-host Ainsley Earhardt during the interview. “His view of how we need to stay back to the basics of education aligned with what I had viewed. And of course, my grandchildren. You have kids in school, you want to make sure that we’re getting the education system that we’re actually expecting from the public schools back to the basics and… supporting parental rights.”
“It was tremendous and quite humbling to get that kind of an endorsement from somebody… America’s governor,” she added. “And it just put us over the edge, and I just think… we’re going to do the right thing and give the parent choice that they want and just continue to run on his platform, work on his platform after we are sworn in.”
➡️GOP Governors TAKE NOTE⬅️
Voters will support social issues such as anti-woke, CRT curriculum regarding their kids. Desantis w/Moms for Liberty got many school board members elected to protect the innocence of FL kids
DO NOT SHY AWAY FROM THIS‼️
DO IT FOR YOUR STATE'S KIDS‼️ pic.twitter.com/3xzzs1vhvz
— ❌꧁𓊈𒆜💎❌𝔹𝕒𝕓𝕪❌💎𒆜𓊉꧂❌ (@BB_Scats) November 9, 2022
DeSantis was elected to a second term as governor by a 20-point margin over his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist. He also turned Miami-Dade County red for the first time in 20 years. The support for him is thunderous and the calls by conservatives for him to run for the presidency in 2024 are growing exponentially.
Florida has been on fire concerning parental rights in the classroom and DeSantis has stood his ground, fighting back against Critical Race Theory, obscene books in libraries pushing transgenderism on kids, and teaching sexually explicit topics to young children. The governor also took a strong stance against COVID lockdowns in schools and across the state. He has fought to give parents the right to decide what is appropriate for their children, not the schools.
Parents view DeSantis as an advocate for their rights. He signed the Parental Rights in Education Act earlier this year, which prohibits teachers from discussing gender identity with children younger than third grade.
Ron DeSantis didn't just win reelection tonight, he also helped 24 conservatives win school board seats. 80% of DeSantis-backed candidates won their school board races in 2022. Union-backed candidates that took on @GovRonDeSantis won just 25%.
— Michael Hartney (@MichaelTHartney) November 9, 2022
“It’s exciting, I’m happy, I’m elated, I’m glad it’s over,” Rosario proclaimed. “It’s been a long run. I have been campaigning since January and I have hit some obstacles along the way, some naysayers that just want to lie and twist any kind of narrative just so that they can… be the opponents to the issues at hand, but I’m glad we have prevailed.”
“We won the race,” she declared. “Governor DeSantis’ education plan aligns with the work that I had been doing all along on the school board, so it makes sense to endorse me, and I’m grateful for his endorsement, and I’m just happy that we won.”
“Governor Ron DeSantis shattered election records and produced a win for the ages,” a DeSantis spokeswoman told The Daily Signal on Wednesday. “He also led a coalition of parents to establish students-first, parents’ rights school board governance across the state. The DeSantis Education Agenda was on the ballot and the voters made their voice clear: we want education, not indoctrination.”
Last night was a tremendous victory for Governor Ron DeSantis and education in Florida. We all sent a strong message to the boards of education that we want school board members who will ensure quality education for all of Florida’s children. Now it is the time to work together. pic.twitter.com/wdchLZpQWs
— Florida Citizens Alliance (@FLCA4Liberty) November 9, 2022
“The results tonight prove that 2022 is the year of the parent,” Moms for Liberty founder Tina Descovich also told the media outlet. “We are thrilled to have so many new school board members that will finally put students first and respect the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, a staunch Christian just as DeSantis is, also won his re-election bid, keeping a Senate seat he has held since 2011. Rubio soundly defeated Democrat opponent Rep. Val Demings.
Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Trump blasts Maggie Haberman for spreading fake narrative involving Melania: ‘Not angry at all’ - November 10, 2022
- Tiffany Trump ‘flipping out’, stuck inside evacuated Mar-a-Lago as hurricane changes wedding plans: report - November 10, 2022
- Transgender influencer livid after being thrown in Miami jail with male inmates: ‘Disturbing and dangerous’ - November 10, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.