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Before Tampa appearances with Koch-backed Ron DeSantis & Rick Scott, Donald Trump blasts Koch brothers

The Koch brothers back Gov. Rick Scott‘s run for Senate and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis‘ run for Governor.

However, in classically contrarian fashion, President Donald Trump, who will appear with Scott in Tampa Tuesday before a fairgrounds rally in the evening, devoted two tweets this morning to blast the Koch brothers.

The timing on this blast could not have been worse for the Koch network’s most prominent Florida assets.

Scott spent much of the weekend, per the Tampa Bay Times, at a summit with the Koch Brothers.

DeSantis, who worked hard for Koch backing even before getting into the governor’s race, has been endorsed and is benefiting from direct mail against Adam Putnam.

Florida Politics has reached out to both DeSantis and Scott for comments.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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