SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Gov. Ron DeSantis released a statement on behalf of his family expressing sorrow at the death of conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh died Wednesday at the age of 70 following a battle with lung cancer.
DeSantis, who was visiting the Lakewood Ranch area earlier in the day, released the following statement:
Casey and I are truly saddened to learn of the passing of fellow Floridian and our friend, Rush Limbaugh. Born into a family of Missouri lawyers, Rush pursued what was, for a Limbaugh, the road less traveled: a career in radio.
Through hard work, the will to succeed and, yes, talent on loan from God, Rush became the most dominant radio personality in American history.
His skills behind the Golden EIB Microphone were matched only by his ability to connect with his listeners across the fruited plain — the hard-working, God-fearing and patriotic Americans who were and are the subject of derision and ridicule by the legacy media.
Rush busted through a media landscape in which a handful of media outlets served up pre-cooked, liberal narratives. By providing a fresh, conservative perspective, Rush attracted millions of listeners and paved the way for the proliferation of conservative media. Rush was no flash in the pan — he was the dominant force in radio for decades.
Rush is the GOAT — of radio, of conservative media and of inspiring a loyal army of American patriots.
We don’t know who will succeed Rush as America’s anchorman, but we do know that nobody will ever replace him.