Florida Politics reports:
One former Ron DeSantis backer still wants a southern Governor to take the GOP presidential nomination next year. Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy, whose net worth nears $28 billion at this writing, is now backing Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin, contributing $1 million to Youngkin’s PAC last weekend.
During an interview on Fox News, Peterffy stressed that his contribution was focused on the November 2023 race in Virginia, but that he and others want Youngkin to enter the race after those elections. Peterffy, who distanced himself from DeSantis this spring over “abortion and book banning,” believes Youngkin is singularly qualified as the alternative to Donald Trump.
Read the full article. Over the weekend Youngkin mingled with GOP megadonors at a Hamptons soiree hosted by Wilbur Ross.
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