Wall Street Journal columnist Andy Kessler ripped California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) to shreds for interfering with Florida’s gubernatorial election, claiming it’s all a publicity stunt for himself.
On Thursday, Newsom announced he is donating $100,000 to Democrat Charlie Crist’s campaign against current Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
“Time to make Ron DeSantis a one-term governor. I’m pledging $100k right now to @CharlieCrist. Who will join me in helping Charlie become the next Governor of Florida?” the governor tweeted.
Appearing on FNC’s America’s Newsroom on Monday, Kessler dubbed the donation a “cheap” way to get national headlines for Newsom.
“$100,000 is cheap in terms of getting national attention like that. Cheaper than ads or anything else, and we know the guy loves to be in the news. Except if it’s at the French Laundry dinner with lobbyists,” he said, referring to Newsom’s infamous dinner blunder at the height of Covid-19 lockdowns.
Time to make Ron DeSantis a one-term governor.
I'm pledging $100k right now to @CharlieCrist.
Who will join me in helping Charlie become the next Governor of Florida? https://t.co/YvpkkGKkOb
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 25, 2022
“We have the highest taxes, highest energy costs, they’ve taken away our toilets that actually flush, grocery bags, plastic straws and yesterday they took away our gas-powered cars in 2035,” Kessler said, adding, “Why he’s meddling in Florida is beyond me. California is a mess.”