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DeSantis Campaign Press Release - Negative Spending Against DeSantis Eclipses $40 Million

January 03, 2024

DeSantis Has Been Target of Nearly as Much Negative Spending as Trump and Biden Combined

DES MOINES, Iowa Following the pro-Haley Stand for America PAC's latest buy placed last night, false negative spending against Ron DeSantis officially eclipsed $40 million.

  • DeSantis has now been the target of nearly as much false negative spending as Donald Trump and Joe Biden combined.
  • The spending against DeSantis has rapidly accelerated in recent weeks due to Haley's Super PAC. They have spent over $10 million in false negative ads against DeSantis in Iowa since December 14.
  • Despite her team trying to lower expectations in the Hawkeye State, Haley and her PAC have spent more in Iowa than any other candidate combined with their supportive PACs. In the final two weeks, they will spend significantly more than any other candidate and their supportive PACs in Iowa .
  • Americans for Prosperity is vowing to spend $70 million in Iowa to help Nikki Haley capture second place.

"Iowans' support cannot be bought, and success in an Iowa Caucus requires both outworking and outorganizing the competition, and that is where Ron DeSantis is wholly focused during the final twelve-day push. In every corner of the Hawkeye State, it is only Ron DeSantis who is shaking hands with Iowa Republicans and answering their tough, unscripted questions. He is also spending time rallying alongside his historic volunteer caucus turnout organization. In sharp contrast, Nikki Haley is trying to spend and rent her way to a second-place finish as her own establishment supporters have boldly predicted. Given her massive Iowa spending advantage, it's now second place or bust for her." -David Polyansky, Deputy Campaign Manager

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - Negative Spending Against DeSantis Eclipses $40 Million Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/370596

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