It looks like Governor Ron DeSantis has the serious financial backing of a big NBA team.
A recent Federal Election Commission filing revealed that pro-DeSantis super PAC Never Back Down got a $50,000 donation from the Orlando Magic.
Via The Hill:
The Orlando Magic NBA team contributed thousands to a political action group backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) White House bid, according to a recent federal campaign filing.
A Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing for pro-DeSantis super PAC Never Back Down showed Orlando Magic Ltd. made a $50,000 donation to the group in late June.
The donation was first noted by an SFGate journalist. The Hill has reached out to a representative for the Orlando Magic for comment.
FEC filings for Never Back Down show that the group raised more than $130 million since it launched and ended this latest quarter with $96.8 million cash on hand.
That’s a huge chunk of money for a basketball team to plop down on a political cause.
Now that the news is out there I’m sure that there’ll be some blowback, but good on the Orlando Magic for recognizing a serious politician when they see one.