Now the Trump political machine is preparing to follow suit with its own offensive.
Over the next few weeks, Super PAC officials will visit four early-nominated states—Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada—to focus on DeSantis and several other potential We plan to test the possibility of attacking against a competitive rival. group. Trump’s organization, his MAGA, Inc., has begun drafting a message that can be used to undermine the opposition. It said it was based on extensive opposition research.
Super PAC’s initial focus was primarily on DeSantis, but its research efforts are expanding to include other promising candidates, according to officials. Officials have not ruled out the possibility that early ads targeting Trump’s opponents will air, perhaps by his end of March. Super PAC has hired media buyers to begin investigating the cost of running commercials in the early stages of the primary, according to a person familiar with the group’s activities. It is also expected to set up a “military office” based in West Palm Beach, Fla. are doing.)
Vuvitch, who heads the pro-Trump super PAC, did not specify an exact date for the group to begin airing the ad. In a statement, he said, “MAGA Inc. will build a major guillotine for the Republican Party that will welcome all challengers with swift and decisive force through in-depth opposition research, tested messaging, and significant warfare. doing.”
A spokeswoman for DeSantis did not respond to a request for comment. But on Tuesday, the governor launched a rare attack on Trump, and his landslide reelection victory in Florida last November saw voters approve of his light-touch approach to dealing with the pandemic. claimed to show that
When asked about Trump’s recent attacks at a press conference, DeSantis said, “The good thing is that people can make decisions about whether or not to re-elect you.” As you know, not only did he win re-election, he won the highest percentage of votes of any Republican candidate for governor in the history of Florida…that verdict was handed down by the people of Florida. rice field.”
As polls show Trump and DeSantis leading the field in early-voting states, some in the former president’s orbit have speculated that Trump’s super PAC will start chasing the Florida governor. I am personally expressing my desire to
Although the fundraising effort didn’t begin until 2023, MAGA Inc. was seeded with $55 million at its launch last year, most of which came from Save America, Trump’s political action committee. rice field. (Super PAC officials downplayed expectations for Tuesday night’s upcoming campaign finance report, which covers the final weeks of 2022 fundraising.)
Now the Super PAC is looking to further build up its armaments and will hold its first fundraiser on 23 February in Mar-a-Lago. Organizers describe the event as a “candlelight dinner,” according to the former president who attends. Super PAC began hiring local fundraising teams, inviting veteran Republican fundraiser Meredith O’Rourke to oversee the fundraiser.
Raising a large amount of money, however, may not be easy for Trump. Some of Trump’s top donors from 2020, including hedge fund executive Stephen Schwartzman, want to move on from the former president.
It also appears that some major donors will not fully participate in the 2024 Republican primary. Miriam Adelson, the widow of casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who recently dined with Trump and was his biggest financial backer in 2020, says she has no plans to get involved in the nomination race. It revealed that.
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