Wisconsin Democrats on Ron DeSantis

May 06, 2023

Wisconsin Democrats on Ron DeSantis

MADISON, Wis. — Ahead of Ron DeSantis’ visit to Wisconsin to attend a GOP party dinner in Marathon County, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler issued the following statement:

“While Ron DeSantis may be able to sell his MAGA-without-Trump pitch to the GOP’s biggest donors, here in Wisconsin, that cheese curd don’t squeak. In Florida, the DeSantis blueprint has put wealthy special interests and his own extremist, anti-freedom, pro-plutocrat political agenda ahead of working people—the exact blueprint that doomed Scott Walker in 2018, Donald Trump in 2020, Tim Michels in 2022, and Dan Kelly in 2020 and 2023.

“Ron DeSantis’ MAGA agenda is all wrong for Wisconsin. As a member of Congress, he called for cuts to Social Security and Medicare. As governor, DeSantis has steadfastly refused to expand Medicaid, signed legislation allowing anyone to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, and attacked teachers and kids.

“On his last trip to our state, Ron DeSantis didn’t even know how to spell ‘Lambeau.’ This time around will be no better for him. DeSantis represents precisely the extremism Wisconsinites have decisively rejected in election after election.”