DeSantis Pulls Out of New York Midterm Fundraiser Over ‘Unforseen Tragedy’

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pulled out of a high-dollar fundraiser for New York gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin on Sunday due to an “unforeseen tragedy,” according to a spokesperson.

“An unforeseen tragedy forced Governor DeSantis to reschedule his trip to New York,” Zeldin (R-N.Y.) spokeswoman Katie Vincentz told the New York Post. “While we’re rescheduling with Governor DeSantis for a later date, tonight’s fundraiser will proceed and is expected to raise almost a million dollars.”

It’s not clear what the tragedy was. The spokesperson didn’t elaborate.

Earlier this year, DeSantis said that his wife, Casey, is free of cancer—coming months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Zeldin, a congressman from Long Island, is running against Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul, who was named to the position when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped down amid allegations of…

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