A Nevada aerospace entrepreneur has donated $10 million to support Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’s re-election campaign.
News of the $10 million donation was published by the Friends of Ron DeSantis Statewide political committee on its website on Thursday. The donation was made on July 7 and is the largest single contribution that DeSantis, a Republican, has received.
The donor is Robert Bigelow, the founder of Bigelow Aerospace, a “general contracting, research and development company” located in Las Vegas attempting to develop an “expandable habitat” in space.
The donation comes amid speculation about whether DeSantis will announce his candidacy for president in 2024.
Bigelow’s contribution is so large that it dwarfs The total combined donations made by DeSantis’s democratic competitors as of July 1.
The political committee has so far raised more than $130 million to “support and discuss” DeSantis in Florida. Record show the committee has Garnered a significant amount of financial contributions from big donors to macro donors alike.
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