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DeSantis Campaign Lays Off 38 Staffers in Major Shake Up

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[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Ron DeSantis, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=121859446]

38 employees have now reportedly been let go from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign as it attempts to restructure itself in preparation for a long primary fight.

Advisors verified the changes, which would result in the loss of 38 workers overall across several departments. Along with the recently revealed ten or so event planning roles, two important DeSantis campaign aides, Dave Abrams and Tucker Obenshain, just left their posts.

The latest indication that the Florida governor’s staff is switching to a leaner operation is the extended cutbacks.

During the second quarter of current year, the campaign reported raising $20 million.

Through the end of June, the campaign had over 90 employees on its payroll, according to recent federal records.

Peck conceded that the campaign had overspent in several places and that more changes would be necessary during a donor retreat in Deer Valley, Utah, last week.

A few staff members will leave the campaign, but not the larger drive to elect DeSantis. It’s anticipated that Abrams and Obenshain would support an outside DeSantis supporter organization.

Carl Sceusa will be the campaign’s chief financial officer, which is another sign that it is trying to save costs. Sceusa has the title of chief technology officer as well.

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