Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed former Gov. Paul LePage in the race for governor on Thursday, calling him an “effective leader” just days before Mainers go to the polls
In a Tweet, DeSantis, a Republican running for reelection in his own state and who is rumored to be considering a 2024 run for president, tagged LePage and wrote “he will focus on family values and stand against the damaging effects of the Biden Regime.”
He then posted a link to LePage’s campaign page, which features a photo of LePage and his wife Ann superimposed over an image of a Lewiston street corner.
The Maine Democratic Party blasted the endorsement, calling DeSantis anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ.
“The absolute last thing Maine people want is Ron DeSantis exporting his far-right agenda to Maine in the form of former Florida resident Paul LePage,” Drew Gattine, Maine Democratic Party chairman, said in a statement.
Mainers head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to bring back LePage, a former two-term governor, reelect incumbent Democrat Janet Mills or choose independent Beals physician Sam Hunkler.