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Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s in-laws made a sizeable contribution to Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, despite their son-in-law’s vocal attacks against the leader of the Sunshine State.
Fox News reported that the Siebel Family Revocable Trust, run by Kenneth F. Siebel Jr. and Judith A. Siebel, the parents of Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel, made a $5,000 contribution on April 6, 2022, through the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC website.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, Newsom’s father-in-law Kenneth Siebel has a long history of making donations to Republican candidates, including recent donations to the campaigns of GOP Senators Ron Johnson (WI), Tom Cotton (AR), and Josh Hawley (MO).
DeSantis and Newsom and DeSantis are both being named as potential 2024 presidential contenders and could square off if President Joe Biden and former President Trump choose to sit out in the next presidential cycle.
Last week, Newsom pledged $100,000 to the campaign of DeSantis’ Democratic opponent, Rep. Charlie Crist.
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