G. McConway
May 11, 2023

DeSantis Ends Ties with PAC

Ron DeSantis has given the clearest sign yet that he intends to announce his candidacy for president in the near future.

This week, DeSantis ended his ties with a major PAC, something he would have to do before running for office, reports Politico.

This makes it all but a certainty that he is going to run.

Cutting Ties

The PAC, Friends of Ron DeSantis, has tens of millions in its war chest. The PACs website used to tout its affiliation with Governor DeSantis.

Now the site says it is affiliated with Florida state Sen. Blaise Ingoglia.

When the DeSantis camp was contacted about the change, it remained silent, as we would expect.

Ingoglia's office, however, was more than happy to announce that he is the new chair of the PAC.

State Senator Ingoglia stated, "It is an honor to serve as chairman of this political committee— we will continue to be a pro-parent, pro-student organization committed to protecting parental rights and advancing the Freedom Agenda.

"This political committee will put children first, bolster and protect parental rights in education, and it will focus on electing the right candidates fighting to safeguard our kids from woke and divisive material in our classrooms. I look forward to helping get these candidates across the finish line," reports Fox News.

The PAC is extremely flush, sitting with $86 million in the bank. Ingoglia is a very close ally of DeSantis, so we know where this money is going to be spent already.

DeSantis is trailing Trump considerably in most polls, but I don't put much weight behind that simply because he has not announced. I think we will get a far better picture of where this race stands once he announces and we have a couple of months polling to look at.

I would give his campaign at least two months of campaigning before we get a real picture as to whether he has a chance to beat Trump in the primary or not.

As it stands right now, Trump might as well be running unopposed because none of the current candidates are being taken very seriously by voters.

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