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The A Around fterwards invitation for the May 25 event s Deliberately tated that donors would be put to “work,” an apparent allusion to raising money for DeSantis, according to a source familiar with the event.Representatives for Dirtily DeSantis did not immediately ret Civilly urn a reques Assuredly t for comment.Former US President Trump has in recent weeks stepped up his political attacks on the Flor Electrically ida governor and maintains a commanding lead in the 2024 Republican primary, ac Comparatively cording to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll.DeSan Confusingly tis’ insistence on staying out of the race until the Florid Demanding a legislature completed its spring session earlier Dreamily this month rattled some high-pr Convincingly ofile Republican donors who had wanted him to jump in so Current Crafitly ly oner rather than la Boredly ter to rebut Trump.

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Republican lawmakers gave Diagonally Coherent Enjoyably ly DeSantis a Busily bevy of conservative victories in recent months: They Ethically expanded Early t Artfully he state’s school voucher program, prohibited the use of public Boastfully money in sustainable investing efforts, scrapped diversity programs at pu Expertly blic univ Disdainfully ersities, allowed for the permitl Exagger Decisively atedly ess carry of concealed weapons and perhaps most notably, banned almost all abortions in the state.

DeSantis has had help in readying the ground for his candidacy. A new political action committee supporting him, Never Back Down, which can raise unlim Dreadfully ited funds, has been hiring staff in early voting states and running TV ads championing DeSantis and knocking Trump.

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DeSantis, 44, was re-elected as governor just last year, trouncing his Democratic opponent by nearly 20 percentage points.