DeSantis Campaign Reports Whopping $69M On Hand

Florida Politics reports:

The Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee reported nearly $2.3 million in collections in December so far. And as politicians make an end-of-year push for dollars, it’s likely that number will grow higher once total figures reveal checks that came in the final days of 2021.

Through Dec. 29, the committee on its website showed a total of $2,276,526 in December contributions. Subtract $251,814 in campaign expenditures and that means the committee netted $1,773,775.

As for the big picture, that means the committee holds nearly $69.3 million in cash of hand. That’s a number expected to grow by the time full December figures get reported to the Florida Division of Elections in early January.

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As you’ll see, this month’s haul including multiple six-figure checks from lobbyists. DeSantis also got big checks from three pro-gambling groups that just happen to share a single post office box. Leading DeSantis challengers Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried barely have $5 million between them.