DeSantis ally warns against donating to ‘Ready for Ron’ as PAC plans to spend $3.3M on ads

A political action committee known as Ready for Ron said Thursday it plans to spend more than $3 million in the coming months to boost Gov. Ron DeSantis’ already prominent

national profile and organize a grassroots campaign should the Florida Republican launch a bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. But DeSantis, who in November was

overwhelmingly re-elected and is focused on Florida’s legislative session as his second term gets underway, has nothing to do with this PAC. And his political team is pointing to

a memo from last summer that said contributions to the non-affiliated PAC "do not benefit Governor DeSantis or his re-election." A source close to the governor's political

operation told Fox News "this doesn’t help Ron DeSantis. It’s a grift — plain and simple." The memo from DeSantis' team highlighted that the committee "is apparently

engaging in an aggressive media campaign to promote itself, running political ads and actively soliciting contributions from supporters of Governor DeSantis." MICHIGAN GOP

LAWMAKERS URGE DESANTIS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT "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," DeSantis 2022 re-election campaign

legal counsel Benjamin Gibson argued in the memo. READ ON THE FOX NEWS APP TRUMP'S IN, BUT WHERE'S EVERYBODY ELSE? WHY THE 2024 GOP PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS OFF TO A SLOW

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