In another sign that the presidential campaign of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is in trouble, several advisers confirm over a third (38) of paid staffers are being fired.
Does not matter.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) July 25, 2023
The cuts, which were confirmed by advisers, will amount to a total of 38 jobs shed across an array of departments.
They will include the roughly 10 event planning positions that were announced several weeks ago, in addition to the recent departures of two senior DeSantis campaign advisers, Dave Abrams and Tucker Obenshain.
The expanded cuts are the latest sign that the Florida governor’s team is pivoting to a slim-down operation amid concerns over their finances.
The campaign announced it had raised $20 million during the second quarter of this year. But it had spent a good chunk of that money. Much of the sum it raised, moreover, came from donors who had given the maximum amount and could not give again.
Read the full report here.
Also in DeSantis news – it turns out that wild, unhinged anti-LGBTQ campaign ad that attacked Donald Trump as being too “soft” on LGBTQ issues was actually created by a DeSantis campaign aide and leaked to outside groups in order to make it look as though it was generated independently.
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) July 23, 2023