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Ron DeSantis Hire A Democrat? After Election, A Shift In Tone

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Mark Foley
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Florida House of Representatives
Rep. Jared Moskowitz is being considered for a position in Ron DeSantis' administration.

Upon winning the Florida governor’s race, Ron DeSantis had firmly established himself as an unyielding partisan who’s an ardent defender of President Donald Trump and a relentless prosecutor of his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum. 

But in the two weeks since Election Day, the 40-year-old former congressman has been tinkering with his brand. 

DeSantis is considering tapping a Democratic state lawmaker from deep blue Broward County, Rep. Jared Moskowitz, to lead the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Times/Herald has confirmed through multiple sources. Moskowitz, who hails from Coral Springs and whose district includes Parkland, played a major role in advocating for tighter restrictions on gun rights after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High last February.

Read more from our news partner, The Miami Herald.