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Friday, May 13 2022

Despite 2018 Campaign Promise, DeSantis Takes Money From Racist Donor 

May 13, 2022

DeSantis Should Immediately Return the Money

According to a new report from the American Independent, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis recently received a $5,000 donation from Steven Alembik, a donor who in 2018 “tweeted a racist slur against former President Barack Obama,” 

During his first gubernatorial campaign, DeSantis received more than $20,000 dollars from Alembik. While the campaign disavowed his racist remarks, DeSantis never returned the money. However, DeSantis’ campaign said they would not take any more donations from Alembik.

American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Drew Godinich released the following statement

“In 2018, Ron DeSantis promised never to take another penny from this racist donor, and he lied. But who’s surprised? DeSantis should hold himself to his own word and return this tainted money.”


Published: May 13, 2022 | Last Modified: May 18, 2022

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