Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has transferred $250,000 from his own reelection account into the Republican Party of Florida, reports Ben Smith of Politico. The cash will be used in part to aid get-out-the-vote efforts in the party’s federal account.
DeMint is as sure of a bet as any to win reelection against surprise Democratic candidate Alvin Greene. He was also the first sitting senator to support Republican Marco Rubio’s bid for Florida’s Senate seat. DeMint’s PAC, the Senate Conservatives Fund, endorsed Rubio when the National Republican Senatorial Committee backed no-party candidate Gov. Charlie Crist, and has given over $327,000 to his campaign.
As of July 31, the Republican Party of Florida only had about $54,000 cash-on-hand in its federal account after debts. The RPOF says it raised over $2 million at its Victory Dinner at Walt Disney World Friday.
Luke Johnson reports on Florida for The American Independent.