PAC linked to Governor DeSantis deletes document showing campaign contributions from Disney & Co from its site


A political action committee linked to Governor DeSantis has deleted a document showing a database of campaign contributions from its site -- donations from Disney and other donors were on the list.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the foreground, with a screenshot of the document that was taken down in the background.Gage Skidmore / Flickr

There link to a document that reportedly showed campaign contributions to a Political Action Committee (PAC) linked to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been taken down.

The PAC in motion is called Friends of Ron DeSantis and happened to receive over $100,000 from Disney in political donations.

This PAC received four contributions from Disney Worldwide Services Inc. from May 2019 to March 2021, an article from Newsweek has said.

Records in the Florida Department of State's campaign finance database showed those contributions, and the exact amounts were reflected on the PAC's website which has since been taken down.

An updated PDF document was later loaded -- And it is important to note that these donations happened prior to his ongoing public battle with the entertainment company over the state's contentious legislation.

According to campaign finance reports as reported by Politico, Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly received $50,000 from that money.

The news of this donation surfaced as the war between the multinational conglomerate and the Governor continued to ensue due to the State Bill that the Governor's administration signed.

After depriving Disney of its special governing powers, Governor DeSantis said the state should take over the administration body that has overseen the entertainment company's Orlando-area theme parks for the past 50 years.

During the 2020 election cycle, Disney donated $913,000 to the Republican Party of Florida and another $586,000 to GOP Senate campaigns, records show.

The same report also highlights a $313,000 amount that was donated to the Florida Democratic Party.

The Republican party received about three times this money, a figure of $913,000 that has been reflected in the campaign finance reports.

In total, at least $4.8 million has allegedly been donated by Disney to various candidates during the 2020 elections, thus cementing the company's continuous hand in politics.

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