With so much going on the past several days, the fact that Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has his first official challenger sort of slipped through the cracks. In a move that will surprise no one who has been monitoring Florida politics, current Commissioner of Agriculture and outspoken, certified left-wing nutjob, Nikki Fried, has entered the Democrat primary.
DeSantis took a few days to respond, but when he did, he went full savage on her announcement.
Florida Gov. DeSantis reacts to Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried announcing a run against him:
“She does nothing. All she does is emote on social media, virtue signal to small dollar donors in California and New York… I’ve done more I think in my first week as governor” pic.twitter.com/dKZ264N4by
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 3, 2021
Nikki Fried is your typical corruptocrat and has spent her last two years as AG commissioner trying to desperately troll DeSantis in order to raise her own profile. In that respect, she has successfully garnered media attention because anyone who breathes an ounce of criticism at the Florida governor is given that. After all, a lawyer dressed as the grim reaper on a beach managed to make national news. That’s how in the heads of the media DeSantis is.
Of course, announcing a run and actually winning are two very different things. On that front, Fried is probably already doneso.
BREAKING NEWS: Nikki Fried realized on May 28, 2021 she forgot to report $280,000 in 2018 income from a medical marijuana company. https://t.co/QFIqZ2hWUv
— Tallahassee Reports (@TLHReports) June 2, 2021
How do you just forget to report almost $300,000 in income? I’m gonna go out on a limb and suggest that’s not a thing. You’ll also be less than shocked to learn that her fiance created a series of companies invested in various marijuana interests even as Fried herself has been seeking to influence cannabis policy at the state level from her elected office. Others, including her father, are also involved. That’s your classic corrupt politician’s play.
What all this says to me is that
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