Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis is reporting that his campaign and his independent political committee combined to raise more than $2 million in February.
DeSantis, the Republican congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach, announced Wednesday that his official campaign raised $471,000 and his Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee raised $1,616,000 during the month, giving him a 50-day tally of more than $5.4 million in the two funds. That includes $2.4 million transferred to the political committee from another political committee, Fund for Florida’s Future.
The Florida Secretary of State has not yet posted returns from either his campaign nor the political committee. His campaign stated Wednesday that they now have a combined $5.2 million cash on hand. In January the campaign had raised more than $131,000, while the political committee had raised $3.2 million.
DeSantis is seeking the Aug. 28 Republican primary nomination to run for governor, competing with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.