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DeSantis Will Make Presidential Campaign Stop in Fresno Next Month
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 8 months ago on
August 16, 2023

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Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis will campaign in Fresno next month.

The Florida governor will appear at a fundraising luncheon hosted by Richard F. Spencer and his wife, Karen Spencer.

KSEE-24’s Alexan Balekian first reported the information. He tweeted out a copy of the invitation, with tickets ranging from $1,500 to $11,600 for the 12:30 p.m. event on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Spencer confirmed the date and location to GV Wire. He said it will take place at his place of business, Harris Construction, just south of Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

A Return Valley Visit

The following day, DeSantis is scheduled to deliver a dinnertime speech to the state GOP convention in Anaheim.

This will be DeSantis’s second Central Valley stop during his campaign. On June 19, Spencer and other big-money donors hosted DeSantis for a lunch event at Harris Ranch in Coalinga.

Spencer has always been one of the Central Valley’s most prolific campaign donors. Just in 2023, he has contributed more than $166,000 in federal races alone, according to the FEC. However, there are no listings of Spencer giving to DeSantis.

DeSantis is constantly No. 2 in GOP polls, but well behind former president Donald Trump. DeSantis has also engaged in a political rivalry with California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The two are negotiating the rules of a debate to be hosted by Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity.

Ron DeSantis addresses 60 contributors at a fundraiser at Harris Ranch in Coalinga on June 19, 2023. (Special to GV Wire)

 

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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