Florida Politics reports:
Guarding and transporting Ron DeSantis and his family got a lot pricier for Florida taxpayers as the Governor began ramping up for a run at the White House. In the past year, the cost of DeSantis’ full-time security and travel increased by nearly 60% to $8.86 million, according to an annual report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
DeSantis officially entered the race May 24. By then, he had already been campaigning for months while on a national tour to promote his new book. Following the 2023 Legislative Session, DeSantis signed bills exempting his travel records from Florida’s public records law and exempting himself from the state’s resign-to-run rule.
Read the full article. The bill so far presumably doesn’t include the four state vehicles wrecked during his campaign trip to Tennessee.
Cost of taxpayer-funded security, travel for @RonDeSantis soared ahead of presidential bid
— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) August 17, 2023