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Ron DeSantis is an American politician and attorney serving as the 46th governor of Florida since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Florida's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. After graduating from Yale University and Harvard Law School, DeSantis served as an officer and attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy (JAG).

Military service DeSantis was sworn into the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Dallas, Texas, in 2004 while still a student at Harvard Law School, completing U.S. Naval Justice School in 2005. Later that year, he received orders from Trial Service Office Command South East at the Naval Station Mayport, Florida, as a military prosecutor. In 2006, he was promoted to Lieutenant (O-3). He worked for the Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Commander (JTF-GTMO), working directly with detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility. [7]

In 2007, DeSantis reported to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group in Coronado, California, where he was assigned to SEAL Team One and deployed to Iraq [8] with the troop surge as the Legal Advisor to the SEAL Commander, Special Operations Task Force-West in Fallujah.

He returned to CONUS in April 2008, at which time he was reassigned to the Naval Region Legal Service. He was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as a federal prosecutor [8] at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida.

DeSantis was assigned as a Trial Defense Counsel until his honorable discharge from active duty in February 2010. He concurrently accepted a Reserve commission as a Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General Corps, in the US Navy Reserve. [9] He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal. [10]

DeSantis was a candidate in Florida's 2016 U.S. Senate election, but he withdrew when incumbent senator Marco Rubio announced that he would seek reelection. DeSantis then opted to run for reelection to his U.S. House seat. During his tenure in Congress, he became a staunch ally of President Donald Trump. DeSantis made frequent criticisms of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

On August 28, 2018, DeSantis won the Republican primary for the gubernatorial election. He was officially certified as the winner of the general election on November 20, 2018, after a machine recount, defeating the Democratic nominee, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum. At 42, he is the youngest governor in the United States.

Great Video 6-13-2021

6-22-2021 DeSantis tops a '24 straw poll
This straw poll — from the 12th annual Western Conservative Summit, held in Denver on Friday and Saturday — shows broadening conservative support for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis:

Graphic: MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

As of June 15,2023

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378‘Waiting for him to drop out’: DeSantis’ influence nosedives in Florida Some paGlenn Petersen-September 22
377Republican Donor Ken Griffin Not Backing Ron DeSantis, Calls Battle With Disney Don Green-September 18
376[tweet] TomThomas M.-August 30
375Didnt watch the debate but I heard DeStatist looked around before he raised his golfer72-August 26
374Chris Christie’s role in this primary as the establishment’s attack dog became eThomas M.1August 24
373Fox News DeSantis ‘Voter’ Was Activist for Anti-Trump Org. The official ‘Team DThomas M.-August 23
372 "Dog-pile on Ron" [graphic] Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hops off theDon Green-August 21
371Ken Griffin Reshaped Law Banning Chinese Real Estate Purchases (Bloomberg) -- WThomas M.-August 17
370[graphic] eu.usatoday.comDon Green-August 11
369Desantis and Musk are in a race to the top or the bottom of their career path. Don Green-August 5
368DeSantis just came out and said the 2020 election was not stolen. Bye Ron LOL!!!golfer72-August 4
36729 the Miami Herald Editorial Board Fri, July 28, 2023 at 11:07 AM EDT·3 mCeltictrader-July 28
366The rise of Vivek Ramaswamy: A long-shot candidate ascends in the GOP campaign TDon Green-July 26
365[graphic] harvardharrispoll.comDon Green-July 24
364Scott net worth celebritynetworth.comDon Green-July 18
363scott spent 64 million of his own money to win the seat in 2018.John Carragher-July 18
362Florida Navy vet mounts bid to defeat Rick Scott“I’ve spent my life on the frontDon Green-July 18
361Can you tell which one is a tool of donors and which one is a tool of voters? Don Green1July 17
360DeSantis raised $20 million, with an average donation of $1200. Trump raised $3Thomas M.-July 17
359I really don't think anything really matters until we start to see debates.Don Green-July 16
358too bad ,, sounds like he doesn't have the right people on his staff for a nJohn Carragher-July 16
357From Politico's Playbook: DeSANTIS IN DISARRAY? — This morning, with FEC fGlenn Petersen-July 16
356[graphic]Don Green1July 16
355Personal militia? [tweet]Ron1July 16
354 DeSantis' big problem [graphic] Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Don Green-July 13
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