Are you a Trump supporter who gave to Ron DeSantis’ Empower Parents PAC believing your money would be used in the 2022 Florida Governor’s election? Chances are you actually donated to the Ron DeSantis presidential campaign. Campaign records released this week show Ron DeSantis’ Empower Parents PAC, which was meant to be a 2022 re-election arm for the Florida Governor, donated over $80 million dollars to Ron DeSantis’ Never Back Down INC.
The second to last line on the newly released Empower Parents PAC records show the PAC donated $82 million dollars to Ron DeSantis Never Back Down INC.
Laura Loomer called on 2022 donors to the Empower Parents PAC to ask for their donations back, tweeting, “Donors who gave @RonDeSantismoney for his gubernatorial re-election should ask his treasurer for refunds. This is fraudulent fundraising tactics. DeSantis solicited over $100 MILLION in campaign donations that were left over after his 2022 re-election and now he’s using that money to go after President Trump. $82.5 million was just transferred from DeSantis’s Gubernatorial committee to his Presidential PAC. Beyond shady and unethical. ”
Loomer also suggested 2022 donors should sue Empower Parents Pac for misuse of funds.
Loomer’s tweet went on to read, “Trump voters who donated to @GovRonDeSantis for 2022 should file a lawsuit against Ron DeSantis for fraudulent fundraising tactics and should immediately ask for a REFUND. If enough people ask him for refunds, his donor platform will shut him down for fraud. Fundraising platforms only tolerate so many requests for refunds before they drop clients. Cc: @WINRED This is financial FRAUD and everyone who supports Trump who was misled into donating to DeSantis under the impression that he intended to serve a full second term as FL Governor and intended to use those funds only for his Gubernatorial election should get their money back and they should sue DeSantis for fraud. He lied to donors so he could raise money and then use it against Donald Trump.”
Donors who gave @RonDeSantis money for his gubernatorial re-election should ask his treasurer for refunds. This is fraudulent fundraising tactics. DeSantis solicited over $100 MILLION in campaign donations that were left over after his 2022 re-election and now he’s using that… https://t.co/8NBitFsPma
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) June 14, 2023
Polling shows Trump’s lead over DeSantis has only grown larger since DeSantis’ presidential announcement.