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Analysis: '60 Minutes' just gave Ron DeSantis a massive gift

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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On Sunday night, as part of a broader piece about the vaccination efforts in Florida, "60 Minutes" correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi noted that Publix, a grocery store that had partnered with the state to distribute vaccines, had also donated $100,000 to Gov. Ron DeSantis' 2022 reelection campaign.

(CNN)On Sunday night, as part of a broader piece about the vaccination efforts in Florida, "60 Minutes" correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi noted that Publix, a grocery store that had partnered with the state to distribute vaccines, had also donated $100,000 to Gov. Ron DeSantis' 2022 reelection campaign.

The problem is that, in the wake of the "60 Minutes" report, multiple Democratic elected officials have come out to debunk the tie between the donation and Publix distributing the vaccine.

Manna from heaven for DeSantis, who has already benefited greatly from his laissez-faire approach to the pandemic in his state -- placing second behind only former President Donald Trump in a 2024 straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year.

Trump-aligned commentators rushed to DeSantis' defense, casting this episode as evidence of just how scared the media is of the Florida governor's 2024 prospects.

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