By
G. McConway
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January 21, 2023

DeSantis Camp Identifies ‘Grift’ PAC Using His Name

There is a big push for Ron DeSantis to run for president among conservatives.

Even though Donald Trump is leading in polls, he has lost significant ground and his campaign is not as energized as his 2016 run.

To that point, a PAC called Ready for Run is spending fistfuls of cash to get public sentiment behind a DeSantis campaign.

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The problem, however, is that the PAC has nothing at all to do with DeSantis other than advertising for him.

DeSantis' team came out this week to say that the PAC does "not benefit Governor DeSantis or his re-election."

A member of DeSantis' team told Fox News "this doesn't help Ron DeSantis. It's a grift — plain and simple."

DeSantis' campaign released a memo that stated the PAC "is apparently engaging in an aggressive media campaign to promote itself, running political ads and actively soliciting contributions from supporters of Governor DeSantis."

Benjamin Gibson, the DeSantis 2022 re-election campaign legal counsel, stated, "In reality, the PAC is actively taking financial resources away from Governor DeSantis and his re-election efforts. While possibly well-intentioned, these types of organizations tend to cannibalize support that would normally be offered to the candidate directly."

This PAC has been around since May and stated that it plans on spending more than $3 million to generate interest for Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign.

DeSantis has not yet hinted that he is even interested in running for president, and we should not expect one anytime soon.

The state legislature is in the midst of its season, and that is where DeSantis is focused right now.

Dan Backer, a lawyer and counsel to Ready for Ron, stated, "I don't think he's going to pay attention to federal politics until after the legislative session is over. But other potential candidates are organizing now. There's a window of time here where things have to get done.

"We're putting out our messaging that [President} Biden is the problem and Ron is the best solution out there."

He continued, "We're putting out the message and building the grassroots that he'll need when we are successful at convincing him to run."

I have seen a lot of chatter about a possible Trump/DeSantis ticket on social media, but I still question if any ticket with Trump atop it will be able to generate enough votes to defeat a Democrat candidate, even Joe Biden.

There are just too many people who do not like Trump as well as being sick and tired of his daily drama that will never vote for the man, regardless of how badly Biden is doing in that moment.

Source: Fox News

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