Florida Republican files proposal to create $5 million fund that could alleviate Trump legal fees

A Republican-led proposal in Florida could be the key to solving former President Donald Trump’s legal woes, as it looks to establish a multimillion-dollar fund to support Sunshine State residents running for president.

Republican state Sen. Ileana Garcia filed a proposal on Monday to create the “Freedom Fighters Fund,” which would provide financial assistance to Florida residents facing legal action. These residents specifically would need to be running for the White House, and the proposal comes one day after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) suspended his campaign for president.

The fund would take $5 million from the state’s Public Campaign Finance — Matching Funds Program. Other funding would come from voluntary donations through driver’s license registrations, per Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis’s office. The funding would
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