With DeSantis running, foreign governments eye people in his orbit

[ad_1] For Qatar, Rubin’s firm helped facilitate meetings with government officials and provide PR assistance, first representing them in 2021. The firm also subcontracts out work to a progressive Florida-based communications firm, Edge Communications. The decision to renew the contract with Rubin, Turnbull and Associates gave the Middle Eastern nation continued access to one of … Read more

We Investigated the Deepest, Darkest Corners of the Internet to Understand Ron DeSantis’ Bizarre New Video

[ad_1] For the most part, this irony-laden variety of homophobia remains a relatively fringe position on the online right. But its prominence in DeSantis’ latest campaign video suggests that it could be seeping into the conservative mainstream, and that might pay dividends among a group of Republican voters. “After all, [DeSantis’s backers] are seeking out … Read more

Trump world to donors: A dollar to DeSantis may as well be a donation to Biden

Trump world to donors: A dollar to DeSantis may as well be a donation to Biden

[ad_1] The memo was sent hours before a New York court delivered a verdict finding that Trump was guilty of sexual abuse of advice columnist E. Jean Carroll and awarding her $5 million in damages for that and defamation. Budowich’s memo is, to a degree, a classic boast of a campaign that finds itself in … Read more

DeSantis takes major step ahead of expected presidential bid

DeSantis takes major step ahead of expected presidential bid

[ad_1] The website for the committee was changed on Tuesday morning to say that its mission is “committed to advancing the Freedom Agenda and keeping Florida free.” But more importantly, the website was changed to say that the committee is associated with state Sen. Blaise Ingoglia and not DeSantis. The committee on Tuesday also filed … Read more

The Trendlines DeSantis Doesn’t Want to See

The Trendlines DeSantis Doesn’t Want to See

[ad_1] But a lot has happened since then. Trump sharpened his attacks against DeSantis, who has largely declined to respond before formally jumping into the race. Perhaps most important, the former president was indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his hush money payment to a porn star. The response to the indictment from … Read more

‘Really weak option’: Wall Street sours on DeSantis as Trump challenger

‘Really weak option’: Wall Street sours on DeSantis as Trump challenger

[ad_1] “People will change horses,” said Dave Carney, a veteran Republican strategist for both former Bush presidents. “You may get really excited about somebody and then all of a sudden realize, ‘Eh, not really my cup of tea.’” Where Wall Street puts its money matters because financial industry executives are among the biggest donors in … Read more

‘The DeSantis people are rookies’: Even Trump critics say he’s running circles around DeSantis

‘The DeSantis people are rookies’: Even Trump critics say he’s running circles around DeSantis

[ad_1] By comparison, he said, “the DeSantis people are rookies.” Trump’s onslaught has been disorienting for the nascent DeSantis operation. The Florida governor, who’s expected to announce his candidacy in the coming weeks, plans to make the case that he will counter Trump’s circus with a sense of normalcy that positions him to do what … Read more

Florida Legislature: We delivered for DeSantis this session

Florida Legislature: We delivered for DeSantis this session

[ad_1] The fate of a “digital bill of rights” that was aimed at Big Tech companies is up in the air with just days left. And while the Senate and House have passed rival versions of a controversial bill to ban gender-affirming care to minors — another top priority that DeSantis highlighted in his state … Read more

Vivek Ramaswamy swipes at Ron DeSantis on Disney

Vivek Ramaswamy swipes at Ron DeSantis on Disney

[ad_1] That exemption “undermines the credibility of his crusade,” Ramaswamy said. DeSantis’ battle with Disney began after the Florida Republicans’ passed a bill to limit discussion of sexual orientation and gender in schools, known colloquially as the “Don’t Say Gay” law. The Republican governor has ramped up his attacks on the company in the recent … Read more

DeSantis allies go to war with an unlikely foe: Nikki Haley

DeSantis allies go to war with an unlikely foe: Nikki Haley

[ad_1] The move suggested a shifting dynamic in the contest: With DeSantis falling further behind Trump in national and early-state surveys, his allied super PAC is trying to ensure that the primary remains a two-way race and that other candidates vying to be the Trump alternative do not gain traction. “This is the DeSantis team … Read more