The bloom is wearing off Donald Trump as expected…
The name DeSantis and others are floating around….
Unlike in the recent past?
Big money is being spread around so far….
Several of the Republican Party’s biggest and most influential donors are signaling that they don’t plan on helping fund former President Donald Trump’s political operation, at least for the moment.
Wealthy financiers such as Stephen Ross and Larry Ellison have instead opted to spend money on the GOP’s efforts to take back Congress during next year’s midterm elections or have shown support for potential 2024 presidential candidates such as Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Donors are also concerned about how Trump’s organization is spending the piles of money it has raised from smaller donations.
“Big money, sophisticated people are just losing interest in this s— show,” said an advisor to longtime Trump allies in Silicon Valley. Many donors are tired of seeing the former president use his resources on rallies during which he often makes false claims including that the election was stolen from him, this person said….
….Bigger forces in Republican fundraising are instead focusing on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOPleadership’s efforts to retake the House and funding pro-GOP redistricting efforts such as the National Republican Redistricting Trust. Others are helping the reelection campaigns of potential 2024 presidential contenders such as Scott, Rubio and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Several people who previously backed Trump held a fundraiser recently for DeSantis’ 2022 gubernatorial campaign in the upper-crust Hamptons on Long Island. The invitation to the July event shows that the co-hosts for the event included former Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, along with billionaire investors Stephen Ross, John Paulson and Ken Griffin….