MIAMI – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ private fundraiser was more like a party at The Wharf in Miami, the outdoor bar/eatery, where campaign donors shelled out as much as $250 to get inside.
DeSantis wasn’t the only headliner at the “Fighting To Keep Florida Free” private fundraiser benefiting the governor’s re-election campaign on Wednesday night.
A supporter of DeSantis, Bob Kunst wanted to come to the event to represent the LGBTQ plus community.
“Our position is, we want to support DeSantis. I’m a registered Democrat. I want to see him re-elected,” Kunst said.
Supporters began lining up early Wednesday afternoon and the guest star being promoted on the ticket was UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal.
It was just last week when Masvidal was arrested, spotted darting into jail with handcuffs after being charged with felony aggravated battery.
The violent episode, according to police, happened outside of a South Beach restaurant. Masvidal is accused of punching former teammate Colby Covington.
A police report says the victim was punched twice in the face with a closed fist that fractured a tooth.
Masvidal bonded out of jail hours later and refused to answer questions.
Masvidal greeted supporters in line before entering the Wharf. The event was planned long before the athlete landed in hot water, and it went on as planned, with no mention of the drama that made national headlines.