Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the most popular Republicans in all of America.
Everyone wants a piece of the Florida Governor.
And now Ron DeSantis issued one big warning that every American needs to see.
Governor DeSantis is running for re-election this November.
But many conservatives want to see DeSantis run for President in 2024.
It’s not uncommon for supporters to form a PAC ahead of a Presidential campaign to “draft” a candidate to run for President.
That’s happening with Governor DeSantis as the Ready for Ron PAC is soliciting contributions towards an effort to draft Governor DeSantis to run for President in 2024.
But Governor DeSantis’ campaign counsel Benjamin Gibson wrote a letter cautioning supporters that any contributions to Ready for Ron do not benefit Governor DeSantis’ re-election campaign.
Gibson wrote that “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.”
The campaign legal counsel’s letter added that “the only way a supporter of Governor DeSantis can ensure that their contribution will be used to support the Governor and/or his agenda is to donate directly to the Ron DeSantis for Governor Campaign, or to Friends of Ron DeSantis, the political committee that promotes Governor DeSantis and his conservative policies.”
Furthermore, Gibson stated that the PAC is “not affiliated with any federal political entity, nor has Governor DeSantis authorized any federal political activity to be conducted on his behalf.”
Gibson added that much “of activity that purports to be in support of Governor DeSantis, but in reality, consumes resources that could go to the Campaign.”
“While this certainly is a signal of the broad, enthusiastic support for Ron DeSantis, it does not directly benefit his Campaign for governor,” Gibson concluded.
Ready for Ron is headed by longtime political operative Ed Rollins who managed Ronald Reagan’s landslide 1984 re-election victory.
Rollins said he had no problem with the DeSantis campaign letter and hoped Governor DeSantis and his team were pleased with the fact that the PAC compared DeSantis to Ronald Reagan.
“We are thrilled the DeSantis campaign is seeing the Ready for Ron messaging online and on air. We hope they like the comparison of Governor DeSantis’ visionary leadership to Ronald Reagan’s – especially as Joe Biden makes our economy more like Jimmy Carter’s every day,” Rollins stated.
Governor DeSantis is likely to run for President in 2024.
But Governor DeSantis wisely pushed all of that talk off to the side for now to first concentrate on his 2022 re-election campaign.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.