DeSantis campaign purges more staff in campaign reset
Driving the news: "Following a top-to-bottom review of our organization, we have taken additional, aggressive steps to streamline operations and put Ron DeSantis in the strongest position to win this primary and defeat Joe Biden," DeSantis campaign manager Generra Peck said in a statement.
- "Governor DeSantis is going to lead the Great American comeback and we're ready to hit the ground running as we head into an important month of the campaign," Peck said.
- The cuts include about 38 jobs across departments, per Politico, which first reported on the staffing changes.
The big picture: The campaign said it raised $20 million during the second quarter of this year, but they spent nearly 40% of that total.
- DeSantis last week let go fewer than 10 members of his staff, Politico reported.
- In another sign of his shifting campaign strategy, he also sat last week for an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, his first cable news interview of the campaign outside of Fox News.