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Axios reports that top donors are pressing Scott’s campaign for more details about the fact that he’s never been married before they decide how much weight to throw behind him. Scott doesn’t talk much about his romantic life, and that reluctance has “raised concerns” among some donors who are looking for a viable alternative to the quadruply-indicted Donald Trump as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) flounders on the campaign trail.
I definitely agree, but, my guy, you’re seeking the support of Evangelical voters and conservative activist groups in Iowa and beyond who may not feel the same way because they revere marriage and procreation. Axios said potential donors have been told about Scott’s girlfriend and his views on marriage as a litmus test and, for some, it’s “only fueled their curiosity and apprehension.”
It seems like the unspoken subtext here is that some donors could also be worried that Scott is gay. There is no evidence that he is, but it’s an understatement that an LGBTQ candidate would probably not go over well with Republican base voters.
I guess now we wait and see what Scott himself has to say about all this, and please god I hope it’s not a sex life overshare like Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) did at a prayer breakfast he hosted last month.
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