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New ad promoting DeSantis reelection bid features mother whose son was killed after previously deported illegal immigrant crashed into the young man’s vehicle

An advertisement promoting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s gubernatorial reelection bid highlights Kiyan Michael, a mother who said that her son Brandon died after his vehicle was struck by a “twice-deported illegal.”

Michael said that the final words she ever spoke to her 21-year-old son were “I love you.”

“This is what happens when we have open borders,” she said in the video.

She goes on to praise Gov. DeSantis in the ad.

The tragic story highlights the critical importance of border security as a matter of public safety. U.S. Customs and Border Protection data indicates that there have been more than 2 million southwest land border encounters from October 2021 through August 2022.


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Michael, a Republican who is seeking election to the Florida state House of Representatives, was endorsed by DeSantis earlier this year before she won the GOP primary.

“Kiyan Michael is an Angel Mom, military spouse & lifelong Jacksonville resident. @kiyanforfl has stood with me in the fight against illegal immigration & will be a leader in the FL House as we fight Biden’s open border policies. I am proud to endorse her candidacy for HD 16,” DeSantis tweeted in July.

u201cKiyan Michael is an Angel Mom, military spouse & lifelong Jacksonville resident.nn@kiyanforfl has stood with me in the fight against illegal immigration & will be a leader in the FL House as we fight Biden’s open border policies.nnI am proud to endorse her candidacy for HD 16.u201d

— Ron DeSantis (@Ron DeSantis)
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Democrat Charlie Crist is challenging DeSantis in the Sunshine State’s 2022 gubernatorial contest. Crist has a peculiar political history. He previously served as Florida governor from early 2007 though early 2011 after being elected to the post as a Republican. He lost a 2010 U.S. Senate bid while running as an independent. He lost Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial contest while running as a Democrat. He recently resigned from his role as a Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Leftists recently had a meltdown and blasted DeSantis after Florida transported migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. Steve Schmidt, who was one of the founders of the vehemently anti-Trump Lincoln Project, has even claimed that DeSantis, provided the opportunity, would “kill his political opponents.”