(AmericanProsperity.com) – Spokesman for SuperPac Never Back Down Steve Cortes decided to leave the political action committee on October 10. The SuperPac spokeswoman Erin Perrine said in a statement that the conservative political analyst decided to take this step after launching “his own show.” She also noted that Cortes will keep supporting Florida Governor and GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis in his “personal capacity.”
New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman said in an article that Cortes refused to respond to numerous messages about his status after he dropped his affiliation to the pro-DeSantis SuperPac from his Twitter bio. She also said that his high praise of GOP frontrunner and former president Donald Trump has caught the attention of the different GOP Republican leaders and public figures. The journalist also suggested the DeSantis campaign is worried about Cortes joining the Trump campaign over the next few weeks or months.
According to different reports, Cortes’ departure from the pro-DeSantis SuperPac represents the latest blow experienced by the Florida governor’s campaign, as he keeps sliding in national and state primary polls. On October 4, his campaign committee announced they managed to raise only $5 million in this year’s third quarter for the GOP primary. Political analysts said this leaves DeSantis in a weak position, as the campaign of former South Carolina Governor and presidential candidate Nikki Haley raised over $11 million.
Following this announcement, conservative billionaire Ken Griffin blasted the DeSantis campaign, as he said there was a lack of coherent messaging. He also said he hasn’t decided which presidential candidate he is planning “to help.” Many believe this could ruin the Florida governor’s chances to win the party nomination, as he needs Griffin’s backing to compete against the former commander-in-chief.
Back in September, Cortes said during an interview on a radio show that Trump’s victory in the primary was inevitable. He also told the Chicago radio hosts that the hypothetical scenario of watching a rematch of the 2020 presidential election between Trump and President Joe Biden also seemed “inevitable.”
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