Three high-profile Bucks County Republicans were in attendance when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made a stop in the region on Monday.
On Presidents’ Day, Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican from the Sunshine State, held an event and speech in Montgomery County. The event was designed to reach law enforcement officials.
Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub, who is running for judge; Bucks County Controller Pamela Van Blunk, who is vying for a seat on the Board of Commissioners; and Bucks County Sheriff Fred Harran attended the event.
In his sheriff’s uniform, Harran introduced DeSantis to the podium.
The Delaware Valley Journal reported DeSantis talked to the crowd about his support for police and his fight against a “woke ideology.” He also said Florida schools do not provide “political indoctrination” to students.
Video posted on social media featured DeSantis touting Florida as being popular with tourists and new residents, noting it’s the fastest growing state in terms of population.
“I like what I heard today,” Harran told the Delaware Valley Journal after DeSantis spoke.
DeSantis is believed by many politicos to be preparing to run for president in 2024.
The Florida governor visited New York and Illinois after his stop in Montgomery County.
DeSantis, a veteran and Ivy League graduate, has been a popular figure on the right and has drawn criticism for his style by some on the left. The governor has been seen by some Republicans as a new path forward for the party after President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.