Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sen. Travis Hutson’s family business gives $100K to Gov. Ronald Dion DeSantis’ PAC. (DBNJ)

Hutson reportedly recently lost a Republicans-only "vote for" 2022-24 Senate president to Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples).

St. Augustine State Senator Travis Hutson wanted to be our Florida Senate President and he and his developer father were voraciously raising and doling out money to buy friendship and votes. His family's $100,000 contribution to Gov. DeSantis was reported by the Daytona Beach News Journal and News Service of Florida in July 2019:

Sen. Travis Hutson’s family business gives $100K to DeSantis’ PAC
By The News Service of Florida
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at 1:24 PM
Updated Jul 5, 2019 at 1:24 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee raised more than $700,000 in June, including $100,000 from a development firm run by the family of state Sen. Travis Hutson, according to the committee’s website.

The committee Friends of Ron DeSantis will have to file a detailed finance report with the state by a Wednesday deadline. But a list of contributions on the website showed it raised at least $718,000 in June.

The largest contribution, $100,000 came from the St. Augustine-based Hutson Companies LLC.

Hutson is seeking the GOP caucus’ support in a bid to become Senate President in 2022.

The committee also received $50,000 from The Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc., a real-estate firm. The committee received numerous $25,000 contributions, including from a UnitedHealth Group PAC; an Associated Industries of Florida PAC; Charter Communications; and Dosal Tobacco, according to the website.

The committee also raised $430,416 in May, a report filed with the state Division of Elections shows.

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