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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:52 PM Jul 2020

DeSantis Is Said to Quietly Hinder Fund-Raising for Trump Convention [View all]

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — When President Trump first threatened to pull the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte, N.C., Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida started campaigning to bring the event to his state.

But now, as convention planners in Jacksonville seek to raise tens of millions of dollars on an almost impossibly rushed time frame, and in the middle of a raging pandemic, the governor is hindering those efforts, interviews show.

Mr. DeSantis, a Republican, has directed his top fund-raiser, Heather Barker, to tell donors not to give to the convention because of a personal dispute between the governor and Susie Wiles, his former campaign manager who is serving as an informal adviser to the convention planners, according to multiple people familiar with his actions.

Ms. Wiles is a veteran Republican operative who led Mr. Trump’s Florida team in 2016 and who ran Mr. DeSantis’s 2018 campaign for governor. Mr. DeSantis’s relationship with Ms. Wiles soured over his suspicion that she had leaked embarrassing information.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/us/politics/trump-florida-convention-desantis.html

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GOPers are a bunch of whiny vindictive little shitheads. groundloop Jul 2020 #1
This is such a silly and pathetic story. lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #27
Hinder away, we don't want the damn drumpf humpers here anyway!! lark Jul 2020 #2
Duval County, FL Cases Curve KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #12
It's drumpf, of course he will steal from the city of Jax and not pay for anything. lark Jul 2020 #22
Yep, if they're smart they'll call it off, do it virtual and take their losses. KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #26
Maybe Trumpers could have bake sales. yellowcanine Jul 2020 #3
I'm conflicted central scrutinizer Jul 2020 #4
Wasted money? kiri Jul 2020 #19
Sounds like DeSantis' PR has kicked in RiF Jul 2020 #5
Gee, you would think that with the increasing # of cases in FL, that would be reason to stop tulipsandroses Jul 2020 #6
That's so Republican. yardwork Jul 2020 #24
It's so fun when they have a spork fight and pretend it's a "Kill Bill" outtake!! hatrack Jul 2020 #7
How many people here, know what a spork is? ... aggiesal Jul 2020 #9
It's a spoon and a fork. marie999 Jul 2020 #13
it was the perfect digging tool. i escaped! certainot Jul 2020 #14
I couldn't even cut my pancakes with it. n/t marie999 Jul 2020 #16
He'd rather not have another covid spike in Florida, but he doesn't have the balls to tell trump patphil Jul 2020 #8
they should have it there and trump should insist limbaugh (palm beach) goes and certainot Jul 2020 #15
You're giving him way too much credit. He really is this petty. yardwork Jul 2020 #25
Everybody needs to tweet this story to Trump. tanyev Jul 2020 #10
Pay your own way, GOP pricks..... KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #11
let them kill and eat each other hahahahahahahahahaha TeamPooka Jul 2020 #17
City of Jax went blue in 2018, that's why he wants it here. lark Jul 2020 #23
Better not tell -45. ...nt 2naSalit Jul 2020 #18
Oh Lord! greenjar_01 Jul 2020 #20
And of course, it has NOTHING to do with the safety of Floridians. NNadir Jul 2020 #21
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