Republican megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson attended a signing ceremony with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Israel Monday, as part of the governor’s trip to Israel with an entire delegation.
DeSantis, who took office in January, has promised to be “the most pro-Israel governor in America,“ and the Israel trip, his first trade mission as governor, is part of a Republican appeal to the state‘s Jewish voters going into the 2020 presidential election.
The Florida effort is part of a larger GOP offensive aimed at breaking the Democratic Party’s hold on the Jewish vote and, in the process, shoring up the conservative evangelical base.
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