On Friday, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said that if Stacey Abrams wins Georgia’s upcoming gubernatorial election it could cause a “cold war” between the two states.
“If Stacey Abrams is elected governor of Georgia, I just want to be honest, that will be a cold war between Florida and Georgia,” DeSantis said during a press conference, Fox News reported.
“I can’t have Castro to my south and Abrams to my north, that would be a disaster,” DeSantis added. “So, I hope you guys take care of that and we’ll end up in good shape.”
Fox News reported that a spokesperson for DeSantis’s office said, “The governor was simply making an analogy to the stark ideological differences that underpinned the Cold War. If Stacey Abrams wins the governorship of Georgia, we know that her approach to leadership will involve more heavy-handed government, taxes, and bureaucrat influence.”
“In Florida, Governor DeSantis will continue to keep Florida free and put citizens first,” the spokesperson added.
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.
Stacey Abrams infamously ran for governor in Georgia in 2018 and lost to the state’s incumbent Republican governor Brian Kemp. Abram’s, a self-styled champion of democracy, has yet to concede her loss in the 2018 election.
According to a recent poll conducted by The Hill and Emerson College, Abrams is trailing both candidates seeking the Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination in the race. Incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp is leading Abrams by a 51 percent to 44 percent margin, and the former Republican United States Senator from Georgia, David Perdue, is leading her by a 49 percent to 44 percent margin.
DeSantis is also currently running for Governor, and according to recent reports his reelection campaign has raised more money than any other gubernatorial candidate in American history.
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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