Disgraced former president’s Super PAC files ethics complaint against DeSantis over “shadow presidential campaign”

Source: The Hill

“A super PAC aligned with former President Trump is formally accusing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis of waging a ‘shadow presidential campaign,’ a charge that marks a dramatic escalation in the ongoing feud between Trump’s allies and his prospective 2024 rival. The group, Make America Great Again Inc., is filing a complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics alleging that the combined force of pro-DeSantis super PACs, state-level political contributions and the governor’s ‘personally lucrative book tour amounts to a de facto White House bid. The 15-page complaint argues that the flurry of activity by DeSantis and his allied groups ‘are unlawful because they serve his personal political objectives, are in furtherance of his personal financial gain at the expense of Florida taxpayers, and are intended to influence his official decision to resign from office.'” (03/15/23)