Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis collected another enormous campaign check in August as he appears on track to raise more money than any candidate for governor ever.
The conservative Club for Growth presented DeSantis with a $2 million check on Thursday, joining a growing list of seven-figure donors to his campaign.
According to Open Secrets, a group that tracks money in politics, DeSantis raised a total of $165.6 million through Aug. 5 for his reelection effort.
DeSantis added another $3.5 million to his political committee for the reporting period from Aug. 6 through Aug. 18, including the Club for Growth check.
DeSantis received a $10 million check in July from Nevada aerospace executive Robert T. Bigelow.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida contributed $1 million to Governor Ron DeSantis’ political committee on Aug. 1, according to a newly filed finance report.
The tribe contribution was part of nearly $2.225 million that the Friends of Ron DeSantis committee received from July 30 through Aug. 5, the period covered in the report.
The committee also spent nearly the same amount of money during the period and had about $124.9 million in cash on hand as of Aug. 5. DeSantis and the tribe last year negotiated a deal that included allowing the Seminoles to operate sports betting in the state.
Lawmakers approved the deal, known as a compact, but a federal judge later blocked it. Other contributions to DeSantis’ committee from July 30 through Aug. 5 included $400,000 from Sun Labs USA, Inc. of Tampa.
The committee, meanwhile, contributed $1 million to the Republican Party of Florida and paid $1 million to Ohio-based Flexpoint Media, Inc. for “media placement,” according to the report.