In an incredibly embarrassing development for uber-leftist California Governor Gavin Newsom, a family trust connected to his in-laws reportedly donated $5,000 to his arch-rival in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis.
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The growing feud between Newsom and DeSantis has been going on for months with the California leftist matching wits with the Florida conservative, hilariously coming up short time and again.
Newsom has vowed to make DeSantis a “one-term governor.” A threat that doesn’t exactly have the rising Republican star shaking in his flip-flops.
It would seem, however, that Newsom’s in-laws want to keep the conservative governor in office, which in turn brings into question whether they want their megalomaniac son-in-law to retain power in California.
The donation was made to the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC by the Siebel Family Revocable Trust on April 6, 2022. The trust is run by Kenneth and Judith Siebel, who are the parents of Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel, according to records obtained by Fox News.
Distressingly for Newsom, Kenneth Siebel is a longtime Republican donor who has given to conservatives such as Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tom Cotton (R-AK), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and others. The holidays must be a hoot at the Newsom mansion.
The Siebels may sound familiar since Newsom was criticized for flaunting his state’s law prohibiting travel to 22 states that California deems as discriminating based on gender identity or sexual orientation. They live in deep red Montana. It was a personal trip, so the governor did not violate the mandate, but the optics were horrible.
On July 4th, Newsom ran a political advertisement in Florida attempting to lambast the conservative governor on a host of issues such as abortion, climate change, education, etc. by telling Floridians “freedom is under attack.” It tanked.
Following that arrogant move that was intended evidently to show Newsom was presidential material, he announced a $100,000 donation to DeSantis’ opponent, former Republican turned Democrat Charlie Crist.
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DeSantis clapped back by blasting Newsom’s “terrible governance,” mocking how he sees “a lot” of California license plates in his state, adding “if you go to California, you ain’t seeing very many Florida license plates,” according to Fox News.
Newsom did not learn from the faceplant in Florida. In July, he decided to attack Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the state’s abortion ban in a series of newspaper ads. It’s a good bet he will spend some of his campaign funds to go after other Republicans that he feels are a threat and play to the radical leftist base of the Democratic Party.
Though Newsom claims to not be eyeing the White House, it’s hard to father why he would spend megabucks on ads in conservative states if doesn’t have presidential ambitions. He is running for reelection as governor in California just as DeSantis is running for reelection as governor in Florida. The difference is that DeSantis is a viable candidate for the presidency. Newsom… not so much.
He even visited the White House in July as President Biden was away on an overseas trip. Critics joked he was “measuring the drapes.”
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