Billionaire donor Ken Griffin said to be reconsidering support for DeSantis

July 16, 2023

A billionaire Republican donor who previously signaled plans to support Ron DeSantis in his presidential bid is reportedly growing impatient with the Florida governor's struggling primary campaign. Since then, however, Griffin's intentions in the GOP primary have grown murkier. Then in May, Griffin publicly broke with DeSantis over the governor's expansion of his so-called 'Don't Say Gay' law in Florida. Griffin is a Harvard University graduate and a major donor to the school, where his ties to DeSantis have drawn uproar from some students. DeSantis continues to trail GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump in the polls, with the latest FiveThirtyEight polling average showing Trump with 49.7 percent support, to 21 percent for DeSantis.