GOP Turns Fundraising Focus to Florida, Rakes in Big Bucks

Vern Buchanan


Recently, multiple reports have chronicled how Florida has been a hotbed for GOP fundraising efforts ahead of the 2022 election cycle.

“Florida, with its deep bench of wealthy GOP donors, has become central to House Republicans’ early playbook for reclaiming the majority,” POLITICO reported at the end of April. “… Florida is a fundraising goldmine. It is, afterall [sic], where wealthy donors – and TV personalities – flock to homes in Palm Beach, Naples, Boca Grande and other high-income areas.”

That report also noted that former President Donald J. Trump is now a permanent resident of the Sunshine State, residing at his Mar-A-Lago Resort in Palm Beach.

Star News Education Foundation Journalism ProjectTrump is helping drive fundraising efforts for Republicans in Florida, as House members from across the country flock to him.

“Trump made a special appearance at a fundraiser – $10,000 a ticket – hosted by the House Freedom Fund. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as well as Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, were also in attendance,” the report said.

But it’s not just Trump who is helping rake in the big bucks for the GOP.

According to FloridaPolitics.comU.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) held a GOP fundraising event at his own private residence in Sarasota County. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) was the event’s headliner, from which the party walked away with $750,000 to add to its 2022 coffers.

Buchanan noted that Republicans have taken notice of the increasingly leftward turn of the Democratic Party, and that it has them fired up to fight to regain the House.

“The huge success of this event shows the enormous support for retiring Speaker Nancy Pelosi and returning control of Congress to Republicans,” he reportedly said. “The left’s radical policies, from opening the borders to defunding police to expanding the Supreme Court with liberal justices, are turning off voters across America.”

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Florida Capital Star and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]

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