As chatter continues to swirl, Republicans are enjoying the thought that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) will shortly launch his presidential run for 2024.
Indeed, that PAC has already released a series of advertisements praising DeSantis’ leadership in Florida and claiming that, should he declare his candidacy for president, he would be a terrific “frontrunner.”
Nevertheless, DeSantis’s camp responded negatively to the PAC, saying that they had never spoken to the Florida governor or given permission for the ad’s publication.
Benjamin Gibson, DeSantis’s legal counsel, said in a statement, “Whether well-intentioned or not, the organizers of these PACs have not communicated with DeSantis leadership, and such activities may create misunderstanding amongst supporters of the Governor and his ideas.”
Gibson said that DeSantis was aware of the formation of a super PAC called “Ron to the Rescue” in preparation for a possible run.
Recently, we’ve been hearing rumors that a super PAC called “Ron to the Rescue” (‘PAC’) is being founded “to bolster a prospective 2024 presidential candidacy by Governor Ron DeSantis.” Gibson compared it to other “pro-DeSantis” PACs that have been established and are using Ron DeSantis’ name and likeness to solicit cash without his consent or agreement.
DeSantis’ team has made it clear that the governor nor his team is affiliated with the PAC, and they have not made any contributions or undertaken any activities to the group.
Gibson emphasized that donations to the “Ron to the Rescue” PAC would not help DeSantis or his agenda and that the governor and his team were not associated with or allowed it to perform any action on their behalf.
The PAC suggests that DeSantis is “someone with the courage of President Lincoln, the charm of President Reagan, and the drive of President Trump,” according to the PAC’s website.
DeSantis has not launched a bid for president, and he also has not given any clues about whether he is thinking about it or not either.