ICYMI: When Ron DeSantis Wasn’t in a Fox News Green Room, He Was Living in a Donor’s Condo
If you follow Ron DeSantis closely, you might think that he lives in a Fox News green room. But according to a new report from Politico Florida, it’s even worse. In 2016, DeSantis “moved into a condo owned by campaign donors who are top executives at a defense contractor that lobbies the federal government, according to property records.”
It’s the type of swampy move that you might expect from a career politician like Adam Putnam or likely gubernatorial candidate Richard Corcoran — not DeSantis. The Republican Congressman has so far run an anti-Establishment campaign that promises to “drain the Tallahassee swamp” and rails against Florida’s “culture of corruption, crony capitalism, and entrenched insiders who are only in it for themselves.”
Now, it appears that DeSantis has been as enmeshed in that culture of corruption as anyone. What really distinguishes him isn’t his faux commitment to good government but his slavish devotion to Donald Trump.
Politico: DeSantis rented condo owned by campaign donor after redistricting
By Matt Dixon
TALLAHASSEE — After redistricting drew Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis out of his congressional district, he moved into a condo owned by campaign donors who are top executives at a defense contractor that lobbies the federal government, according to property records.
The move was needed after DeSantis dropped his 2016 bid for Senate when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio got back in the race. He decided to seek reelection to Congress, but new maps approved by the courts that year drew his house out of the Northeast Florida 6th Congressional District he previously represented.
As a result, DeSantis — now running for governor — decided to move into a Flagler County condo whose owners include Kent Stermon and Matt Connell, both executives at Total Military Management. That Jacksonville-based company serves as a third-party relocation service for U.S. military personnel.
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