After a five-month drought, money finally trickles in to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' re-election PAC


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For five months straight not a single soul donated a single red cent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ re-election political committee, but now the streak has finally ended.

According to a newly filed finance report, the Friends of Ron DeSantis brought in $60,000 in September. The majority of that sum came on Sept. 29 from Racetrac Petroleum, Inc., which donated $50,000. The remaining cash came from former one-term Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who now resides in a Key Largo mansion, who donated $5,000, and Palm Beach investor Joseph Umbach, who also donated $5,000.

It was a hell of run. From April through August, the PAC collected literally zero donations, and the only money accrued was from interest on a bank account.

But even with so little donor activity, DeSantis is far from broke. The committee still has about $7 million in cash on hand, according to finance reports.

This story originally appeared in our sister paper Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.
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