DeSantis warns presidential PAC supporting his presidential bid has no ties to him

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) clarified that a political action committee urging him to run for president in 2024 has no connection with him.

The legal counsel for DeSantis warned that the Pro-DeSantis PAC is operating without his permission or authorization.

Unauthorized activity

“It is important to make clear to supporters that Governor DeSantis and his team are not affiliated with the ‘Ron to the Rescue’ PAC, have not authorized it to conduct any activity on their behalf, and contributions made to the ‘Ron to the Rescue’ PAC will not benefit Governor DeSantis or his agenda,” DeSantis’s legal counsel Benjamin Gibson wrote to donors, according to Fox News.

The group was founded by GOP strategist John Thomas, according to the outlet.

Running in 2024?

“Fervor over the prospect of DeSantis entering the 2024 fray reached a fever pitch after the dismal Republican showing in the midterm elections,” the Washington Examiner reported.

“An outcry of conservatives began to blame former President Donald Trump for the party’s less-than-stellar performance in what had been expected to be a red-wave yea,” it added.

Despite widespread speculation of the governor’s odds against Trump in 2024, DeSantis has made no direct mention of plans to run for president.

DeSantis was reelected in November by a wide margin over Democrat Charlie Crist. Other Republicans won strongly across Florida, turning a traditionally purple state red.

The future might include a DeSantis run, but so far the noise about a campaign is coming from outside sources.