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DeSantis presidential campaign cuts some staffers as contributions slow

ORLANDO, Fla. — The campaign to elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as president is letting some of its staffers go.

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The campaign let go fewer than 10 paid staffers late last week to help reduce operating expenses, according to a DeSantis aide granted anonymity to discuss internal campaign strategy, The Associated Press reported.

The staffers were involved in event planning and may soon join a pro-DeSantis super PAC.

This comes amid a new report showing political contributions are slowing.

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The governor raised more than $20 million in the first six weeks since launching his campaign.

In comparison, former President Donald Trump raised more than $35 million from April through June, with about 15 million going to the official campaign.

“He’s going down,” Trump said of DeSantis during a Sunday interview on Fox News Channel.

The former president also suggested he might not participate in next month’s debate given his lead over DeSantis and the other Republicans running against him.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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