DeSantis touts African-American appointees following heated campaign

DeSantis touts African-American appointees following heated campaign

By David Smiley (Tampa Bay Times) –

Ron DeSantis was accused on the campaign trail of courting bigots.

Now, as Florida’s governor, he’s courting African Americans.

Coming off a contentious campaign dominated by allegations of racism, DeSantis touted the diversity of his administration Monday during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech at a historically black church in South Florida. In an event intended to promote his plan to expand school vouchers, he also highlighted his minority hires for top posts.

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