DeSantis Unveils New ‘Freedom Fund’ That Will Take Aim at Pot and Abortion

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In an effort to thwart policies that Democrats believe will restore their relevance in the state, Governor Ron DeSantis has now reportedly established a new political committee to focus on a pair of ballot initiatives that pertain to abortion access and marijuana legalization in Florida.

The Florida Freedom Fund, a committee that was discreetly established late last month, is chaired by James Uthmeier, the governor’s chief of staff. Uthmeier also served as the campaign manager for DeSantis’ presidential campaign.

DeSantis established the committee in an effort to regain control over his home state following his unsuccessful presidential campaign.

The committee did not disclose any fundraising activity during the final week of May.

It serves as confirmation that DeSantis’s foremost political objective for the 2024 election is to defeat the amendments, which have already generated millions of dollars.

According to an individual who is acquainted with DeSantis’ intentions but is not authorized to address the public, the political committee will not only concentrate on the two amendments but also participate in school board elections.

DeSantis has also committed to raising funds for former President Donald Trump and is organizing fundraising excursions to other states as part of this endeavor.

However, he has stated that he does not expect to engage in a significant amount of campaigning for Trump in Florida, as he believes the state will not be competitive for Democrats.

The two amendments were on the brink of passing, according to the same poll. According to the Fox News poll, the abortion access measure was supported by 69 percent of registered voters, while the marijuana initiative was supported by 66 percent.

A affirmative vote of 60 percent or more is required for Florida initiatives to be approved by voters.

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