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Ron DeSantis says there could be a 'cold war' between Florida and Georgia if Stacey Abrams wins in 2022

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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.

In the years following her defeat, Abrams has become a icon of the Democratic party and her work in registering voters is credited by leftists for turning out the black vote and helping to elect Georgia’s current Democratic Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

Aside from her career in politics, Abrams has become a darling of the media elite in recent years.

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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.

DeSantis’s popularity continues to rise among Republicans as he continues to enact legislation expanding and protecting the rights of parents. Despite the corporate media’s barrage of attacks against DeSantis, this legislation has widespread support among Floridians.

Recently conducted polling shows that when presented with the actual text of one such piece of legislation — in this instance the Parental Rights in Education bill — more than six in 10 Americans supported it. The bill, that has since become law, was favored by 69 percent of surveyed Republicans and 62 percent of surveyed Democrats.

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