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One of Florida’s Republican candidates for Senate offered Sen. Bernie Sanders a way to fuel the fire of division in the Democratic Party.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) penned a tongue-in-cheek “open letter” to Sanders on Monday suggesting the Democratic candidate endorse liberal Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), The Hill reported.
With Sanders’ endorsement of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-Fla.) primary opponent over the weekend, supporting Grayson could only help in his attacks against the establishment, DeSantis explained.
“Since your campaign has indicated that you will not stop at Canova, an endorsement of Alan Grayson cannot be far off,” DeSantis wrote, according to the Hill.
Many in Democratic leadership are backing Grayson’s primary opponent, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) who is a Hillary Clinton supporter and is seen as a more viable candidate to win the general election. Murphy and others in the party establishment have criticized Grayson, with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) even calling on him to drop out of the race due to an ethics investigation.
Grayson, whom DeSantis said is “exceptionally liberal” when compared to Murphy, is one of the few congressional Democrats to endorse Sanders.
“At this point, it is practically the textbook definition of a ‘no-brainer’ that your ‘people-powered’ campaign will get behind the so-called ‘Congressman with Guts’ in Florida’s Democratic Senate primary,” DeSantis wrote.
DeSantis is one of five GOP contenders vying for the open Senate seat vacated by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the primary to be held on Aug. 30.
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