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Haley Campaign Press Release - Ron DeSantis' Love Affair With Wall Street Money

December 07, 2023

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nearly every attack out of Ron DeSantis' mouth last night was a pile of hypocrisy. The most egregious is his sudden aversion to Wall Street donors when he has spent years courting, soliciting, and stockpiling millions of dollars in Wall Street contributions.

That's not all. For months, DeSantis and his team crowed about his fundraising prowess and his $100 million-plus super PAC fueled by the "liberal Wall Street donors" he ranted and raved about last night.

"Ron DeSantis is the world's biggest hypocrite," said Haley spokesperson Nachama Soloveichik. "He begged Wall Street for millions of dollars when people thought he could beat Trump, and now that his campaign is in free fall, he's pretending like it never happened. It's easy to understand why Ron DeSantis is dropping in the polls—it doesn't matter if people meet him on Broadway, in Davenport, or in Hooksett. Once people meet Ron DeSantis the less they like him."

According to OpenSecrets, Ron DeSantis raised $10 million from Wall Street industries in 2021 and $7 million in 2022.

Ron DeSantis' Love Affair with Wall Street Money

  • CNBC: Ron DeSantis to attend fundraiser with Wall Street execs, including former Soros firm partner

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is coming to New York for a private presidential campaign fundraiser that's set to be hosted by at least four Wall Street executives, including one with past ties to a firm backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, a frequent target of DeSantis and other Republicans

  • CNBC: Ron DeSantis turns to Wall Street executives, top lawyer for fundraising boost to catch Trump

    A person familiar with the events told CNBC that the two New York gatherings, along with a third one taking place Wednesday in Connecticut, are set to raise a combined $1 million for DeSantis' political operation.

  • Bloomberg: Wall Street Helps Ron DeSantis Amass a Hefty War Chest for 2022
  • Politico: Wall Street opens its checkbook for Ron DeSantis
  • Politico: DeSantis' $110M ticket to the White House
  • NBC News: Wall Street execs make first bets against Donald Trump in 2024
  • Newsmax: DeSantis Eyes Wall Street Execs, Lawyer for Boost

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Ron DeSantis' Love Affair With Wall Street Money Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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