The chief executive officer of the primary super PAC supporting the presidential campaign of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Chris Jankowski, has now tendered his resignation.
Jankowski verified to CBS News that he had submitted his resignation to the board of the Never Back Down PAC, which took immediate effect.
The resignation of Jankowski was initially published in The New York Times.
According to sources with knowledge of the incident, a tense moment between Never Back Down strategist Jeff Roe and longstanding supporter Scott Wagner escalated into a shouting match last week at the super PAC’s Atlanta headquarters regarding the organization’s direction.
DeSantis’s allies have criticized the management of the super PAC, according to the sources.
Throughout history, candidates have utilized super PACs to finance their television advertising due to the absence of federal fundraising limits.
At the same time, direct coordination between a super PAC and the campaign is prohibited by federal election laws.
Never Back Down has played a significant role in DeSantis’ campaign operations, operating a grassroots door-knocking operation in early states in support of him and frequently hosting him as a “special guest” on its bus tour for events.
But in response to the alleged internal disagreements over the PAC’s strategy, three allies of the governor from Florida recently formed a new outside organization, Fight Right, which, according to records with the Federal Election Commission and AdImpact, spent just under $1 million on advertisements in Iowa attacking Haley.