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OAN Founder Donates $20,000 to Major PAC Supporting DeSantis’s Re-Election

Robert Herring, the founder and owner of the famously pro-Trump One America News Network, allegedly gave $20,000 to a political action committee supporting current Florida Governor and likely 2024 presidential contender Ron DeSantis, in his re-election bid. The gift was disclosed on Monday by The Daily Beast’s Justin Baragona, who cited “election papers given with Confider by the leftist American Bridge 21st Century PAC,” which donated to Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC this month.

Herring attempted to justify the gift, saying ““It means that we support De Santis as a vice President. I believe that President Trump was the greatest President in My eighty years.”

Meanwhile, OAN has battled to sustain its presence on cable television. Since its final cable provider, Verizon, ceased broadcasting OAN last month, the fringe network has primarily been limited to streaming alternatives such as Pluto TV, Roku, and Amazon’s Fire TV. OAN was dropped by DirectTV in April.

During his presidency and soon after his 2020 election defeat, Trump repeatedly touted One America News and Newsmax, a smaller conservative cable station, as his supporters’ favored networks.

Both DeSantis, who is seeking reelection in Florida this year, and Trump are generally believed to be top contenders for the GOP nomination in 2024.

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