Ron DeSantis skips CPAC as organization faces scandals


By Jon Levine

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis skipped the Conservative Political Action Conference this week amid sharpening tensions between him and former President Trump.

DeSantis instead tended to the party’s donor class, addressing the Club for Growth’s annual conference in Palm Beach Thursday.

The conclave of the GOP’s 120 top donors was held at the ultra-luxe Breakers resort.

“I’m not content to just keep taxes low and stay out of anything else,” DeSantis said in a muscular address to the party’s moneymen. “I mean I believe woke ideology is pernicious. … my policies are helping to protect people from having the woke ideology shoved down their throats in institution after institution.
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