Governor Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) re-election campaign announced “The DeSantis Playbook” on Thursday, a guide to the governor’s “Freedom Agenda” focused on law and order, parental rights, economic policy, and the environment.
The playbook, first obtained by The Daily Wire, details a lengthy list of the governor’s accomplishments for Floridians, lawmakers, governors, and Americans who might wish to follow in DeSantis’s footsteps.
“Florida has consistently led the way on issues like keeping businesses open and kids in school, parental rights in education, standing up for law enforcement, and protecting our environment, all while enacting the largest tax relief package in our state’s history,” DeSantis said in a statement.
“For the past three and a half years, Florida has led with a freedom-first agenda, and we’re just getting started,” he continued. “The DeSantis Playbook is a guide for those who are following our blueprint for freedom here in Florida.”
That agenda includes “putting kids first and protecting parents’ rights,” according to the playbook, which emphasizes the importance of keeping communities safe, keeping Florida’s environment beautiful, securing the state’s elections, standing up for moms and families, supporting veterans and active duty military, and fighting special interests.
At a “Mamas for DeSantis” event earlier this month in Miami, first lady Casey DeSantis described the playbook as a “digestible format” to lay out both her husband’s accomplishments and Florida’s “Freedom Agenda.”
She urged the ladies at the campaign event to host book clubs and go through the agenda, which concludes with a call to provide team DeSantis with insights (“a wealth of knowledge,” as Casey DeSantis described it) on what media they get their information from, what issues will drive them to the polls, and what the campaign should be focusing on.
“The governor is unwavering in his leadership for freedom-first policies, all of which are detailed in the DeSantis Playbook,” said Casey DeSantis, who launched the “Mamas for DeSantis” movement in June. “We look forward to sharing this with Floridians as a resource for what it means to govern with freedom at top of mind.”
“I encourage all Floridians to host a Playbook Club to discuss the importance of good policies, strong leadership, and the stakes of the November elections,” she added, describing the governor’s “Freedom Agenda” as “a model for freedom across the nation and across the world.”
The playbook comes as the Florida governor receives profuse praise from conservatives and heavy condemnation from leftists for his policies, particularly those dealing with sexualization and gender ideology in education (like the Parents Rights In Education Act, which bans classroom discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation for little children).
He recently sparked leftist backlash in suspending leftist State Attorney Andrew Warren for refusing to uphold the state’s laws. And as of late, the governor has focused on education and military-related initiatives.
DeSantis is also hitting the campaign trail to ramp up support for Republicans in key races ahead of the midterm elections, headlining “Unite and Win” rallies hosted by Turning Point Action in New Mexico, Arizona, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, “some of this election cycle’s most consequential elections.”