DeSantis Super PAC Closes, Founder Blames ‘Rookie Sh*T’ From Ron’s Campaign

One of the major super PACs supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has shuttered its doors, with the founder blaming Ron’s “rookie sh*t”

Pro-Ron DeSantis super PAC, ‘Ron to the Rescue’, has announced its closure. The decision comes after the organization’s founder attributed the shutdown to what he described as “rookie sh*t” mistakes made by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

The super PAC was initially set up to back Governor DeSantis with a budget of $50 million. However, following a series of missteps by the Florida governor, donors began withdrawing their support, leading to the PAC’s dissolution, according to The Daily Mail, who first broke the story:

John Thomas, a Republican strategist known as the ‘Billy the Kid of Political Battles’ set up ‘Ron to the Rescue’ in November and had secured financial commitments from mega-wealthy donors.

But he said the donors began having second thoughts after the botched DeSantis campaign launch on Twitter Spaces in May.

This represents a significant setback for DeSantis, whose presidential aspirations have been widely speculated upon. The super PAC had previously ended its door-knocking contracts in Nevada and Super Tuesday states, as reported by NBC News.

Never Back Down, another super PAC that supported DeSantis, also terminated its operations in key areas such as Nevada and California, reported Yahoo News. Officials from Never Back Down stated they were reinvesting in the first three primary states and criticized what they perceived as a pro-Trump effort to undermine DeSantis.

The DeSantis team has since distanced itself from the ‘Ron to the Rescue’ super PAC, as per Fox 13 News. Furthermore, they issued a clarification about the role of the super PAC in boosting him as a candidate for the 2024 presidential race.

The closure of ‘Ron to the Rescue’ is seen as a blow to DeSantis’ presidential campaign, as reported by Trending Politics News. The loss of a significant funding source could potentially impact the momentum of his campaign.

Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has seized the opportunity to criticize his primary rival. He suggested that DeSantis might be a “super PAC puppet,” according to Fox 10 Phoenix.

Polling shows DeSantis continuing to slide nationally, with Trump now the first preference of 50 percent of Republicans. Behind DeSantis is Ramaswamy, rapidly gaining on the governor at 9 percent.

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