Ron DeSantis political committee hosting $25K-per-person Boca Raton event

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The ticket price is not unusual for either political party, consultants say.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee is hosting a Boca Raton fundraiser for the money-to-burn crowd Wednesday.

For $5,000-per-person, at a location to be revealed once payment is rendered, supporters can attend a reception and get their photo taken with the Governor. Bump it up to $25,000 and deep-pocketed donors can join the reception, get a photo with the Governor and participate in his roundtable discussion, according to the event flier.

Jessica Kaplan, who is doing marketing for the event, said Tesla MRI and Ovadia Law Group, both in Boca Raton, are co-sponsoring the event, although the flier only mentions Tesla MRI, an imaging center in Boca Raton.

DeSantis’ willingness to buck federal advice for handling the COVID-19 pandemic has raised his national profile and made him a frequent guest on national, primetime news shows. The national attention has been a boon for his political committee’s bottom line.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will be competing in the Primary Election for the right to take on DeSantis in the General Election.

Committee reports show that DeSantis’ political committee is certainly outpacing the committees for Fried and Crist. In July, Friends of Ron DeSantis raised $4.23 million, compared to the $198,000 Fried’s committee raised and the $235,000 Crist’s raised.

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected]

One comment

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 18, 2021 at 5:26 am

    The gross factor over load! Raising MONEY while willingly slaughtering Floridians! Duffus Desantis get out! Lock him up for willingly placing our children in harms way!

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