It has been confirmed by Ron DeSantis’ advisors that his presidential campaign will be reducing its staff by over a third. This decision has been made in order to help the Florida governor regain his footing in the primary race. The cuts will result in the loss of 38 jobs across various departments.
Among these positions are the approximately 10 event planning roles that were already announced a few weeks ago, as well as the recent departures of two senior advisors to the campaign, Dave Abrams and Tucker Obenshain.
“Following a top-to-bottom review of our organization, we have taken additional, aggressive steps to streamline operations and put Ron DeSantis in the strongest position to win this primary and defeat Joe Biden,” DeSantis campaign manager Generra Peck said in a statement. “Gov. DeSantis is going to lead the Great American Comeback and we’re ready to hit the ground running as we head into an important month of the campaign.”
Recent budget cuts indicate that the Florida governor’s team is shifting towards a more streamlined operation due to financial concerns. They reported raising $20 million during the second quarter of the year, but much of that money has already been spent. Additionally, a significant portion of the funds raised came from donors who had already given the maximum amount and could not contribute further.
Federal filings show that the campaign had over 90 employees on its payroll as of the end of June.