(RepublicanDaily.org) – The super political action committee associated with former President Donald Trump’s presidential reelection campaign has filed an ethics complaint against Florida governor Ron DeSantis, NBC News reported. The super PAC filed an official complaint with the Florida Ethics Commission against DeSantis over what the group referred to as the governor’s “shadow presidential campaign.”
DeSantis, who has been expected to announce a formal presidential campaign, has yet to make a formal announcement. In its 15-page complaint sent to Florida ethics commissioner Glenton Gilzean Jr, the Make America Great Against SPAC claimed there was “strong evidence” that DeSantis was “engaged in illegal conduct.” The copy of the complaint, which was obtained by NBC, accuses DeSantis of violations of Article II of the Federal Campaign Finance Act of 1971, as well as a series of Florida statutes.
The complaint goes on to reason that “certain activities” of DeSantis’ “ascension to the national stage,” as they were funded by a network of charities and political committees, were illegal because they promoted his personal political objectives. The complaint letter also alleged that DeSantis had broken election laws because he had failed to formally declare his candidacy for the presidency when he was already a de facto candidate. DeSantis is counted on polls as being a formal candidate.
Interactive Polls data shared by Trump via Truth Social on March 15 listed DeSantis as a candidate. The polls listed Trump as leading the nomination candidacy at 52% on March 12, while DeSantis came in second with 28% of the poll vote.
Although the Trump-allied group accused DeSantis of “leveraging his elected office” and “breaching his duties,” DeSantis press relations spokesperson Taryn Fenske denied the claims, the Associated Press reported. Fenske claimed that the super PAC’s complaint should be added to the list of “frivolous and politically motivated attacks,” and warned that it was “inappropriate” to use the Florida state ethics complaint processes for partisan issues.
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