Spotlight: Anti-lockdown governors that won

Wisconsin Spotlight | Nov. 9, 2022

By Christian Britschgi, Reason

Anti-lockdown governors ran on their record of opposing COVID restrictions and coasted to easy victories in tonight’s midterm election.

Across the country, Republican state executives who made a name for themselves by opposing business and school closures won reelection with far more comfortable margins than their first pre-pandemic runs.

“I lifted you up. I protected your rights. I made sure you could earn a living. I made sure you could operate your businesses,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in an October debate against challenger Rep. Charlie Crist (D–Fla.).

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