Before Tampa appearances with Koch-backed Ron DeSantis & Rick Scott, Donald Trump blasts Koch brothers
New polling gives some good news for the GOP.


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.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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