A national Super PAC backing free market solutions is wading into the Republican gubernatorial primary in Florida as Freedom Partners Action Fund (FPAF) announced its support of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on Tuesday. 

FPAF praised DeSantis’ record including his “strong leadership in Congress on important issues, including economic growth, health care reforms, and education initiatives.” According to its website, FPAF backs “candidates who believe in freedom, who will empower innovators and entrepreneurs over special interests to expand opportunities, create strong communities, and give everyone the best shot at a better life.”

Freedom Partners Action Fund spokesman Nathan Nascimento weighed in on why the group was backing DeSantis. Nascimento and FPAF did not attack state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, DeSantis’ main rival in the Republican gubernatorial primary at the end of next month.

“Floridians want in their next governor a strong leader willing to take on issues that most seriously impact their lives, and Ron DeSantis’s record in Congress proves he will be that governor,” Nascimento said. “His priority is the people he serves, working to grow our economy by supporting regulatory reforms and rejecting corporate welfare, improving the quality and affordability of health care, and growing opportunity in education.

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