DeSan­tis super PAC los­es Chair­man Adam Lax­alt fol­low­ing CEO depar­ture

The super PAC back­ing Gov. Ron DeSan­tis’s (R‑FL) pres­i­den­tial bid, Nev­er Back Down, suf­fered a sig­nif­i­cant depar­ture Fri­day, los­ing Chair­man Adam Lax­alt.
The for­mer Repub­li­can sen­a­to­r­i­al can­di­date, who lost to Sen. Cather­ine Cortez Mas­to (D‑NV) in 2022, informed the PAC’s board of his deci­sion on Nov. 26 in a let­ter.
Nev­er Back Down con­firmed his depar­ture to the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er.
In the let­ter, reviewed by the New York Times, Lax­alt wrote, “After near­ly 26 straight months of being in a full-scale cam­paign, I need to return my time and atten­tion to my fam­i­ly and law prac­tice.” Despite his leav­ing, he said he still sup­ports DeSan­tis in the 2024 Repub­li­can pri­ma­ry.
Lax­alt’s depar­ture is the sec­ond high-lev­el exit in just over a week from DeSan­tis’s super PAC. Last week, CEO Chris Jankows­ki resigned from his role. Jankows­ki report­ed­ly said in a state­ment that he had sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences with the PAC, which were “well beyond a dif­fer­ence of strate­gic opin­ion.” His resign …