August 27, 2021 — Today, The Lincoln Project released a new ad targeting governor Ron DeSantis of Florida for his willingness to politicize COVID-19 mitigation efforts and school safety in a cheap and dangerous attempt to score political points with the MAGA base.

The ad, titled “Pro-Life,” will air August 28-29 in the Tallahassee media market on Fox News and the Weather Channel, as well as during the Sunday shows on ABC, CBS, Fox News, and NBC.

“Ron DeSantis has failed Florida’s families,” said Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson. “A public official’s first priority must be keeping their citizens safe. Governor DeSantis has not only failed to keep Floridians safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, but he has placed one of his state’s most vulnerable populations — school children — in grave danger. The Governor has shown no remorse for his actions, indeed leaning into his pro-COVID policies of banning mask and vaccine mandates, under reporting cases, declaring war on school officials, and promoting fake COVID remedies. All this in an attempt to win over Trump’s base and lay a foundation for a future presidential campaign.

“Ron DeSantis fiddles while Florida burns.”

The full ad can be viewed here.

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