DeSantis Already Spent Money From Donor Who Used N-Word, Won’t Return It

|
September 21, 2018 9:42 a.m.

Republican Florida Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis is claiming he can’t return the money donated to his campaign by a Republican activist who called President Barack Obama the n-word because he already spent it.

According to the Associated Press and Politico, DeSantis spent the more that $9,000 in donations from Steve Alembik before the August primaries. Alembik, who tweeted calling Obama a Muslim and the n-word, has donated more than $20,000 to DeSantis’s campaign, but $11,000 of that was returned due to an accounting error.

DeSantis’s campaign told the AP that he would not be accepting any more donations from Alembik.

Introducing
The TPM Journalism Fund: A New Way To Support TPM
We're launching the TPM Journalism Fund as an additional way for readers and members to support TPM. Every dollar contributed goes toward:
  • -Hiring More Journalists
  • -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism
Are you experiencing financial hardship?
Apply for a free community-supported membership
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30