The campaign finance wars in the US state of Florida have been long and hard-fought. Governor Ron DeSantis has been in the center of that battle for his entire tenure, and his latest move has sparked more controversy. DeSantis signed a bill in January that would limit campaign contributions that wealthy individuals and corporations can make to a candidate’s campaign. The bill aimed to reduce the influence of big money in politics, but the intent was met with furious backlash from political power players. The bill was met with widespread criticism from opponents, who argued that it was a blatant attempt to suppress their fundraising abilities and reduce the amount of money they can put towards campaign efforts. The Tampa Bay Times called the bill “the most sweeping overhaul of campaign finance law in Florida in decades”. The issue has been highly divisive and a heated legal battle has ensued. Opponents of the bill argue that it violates their First Amendment rights, while defenders of the measure state that it brings transparency and accountability to campaign finance spending. Opponents of the bill have argued that it will set back their campaign efforts and reduce the influence of non-billionaire donors in the elections. Supporters of the bill counter that it will help restore a level playing field to campaigns, regardless of the size of their donor base. The legal battle over the bill is ongoing. In February, a federal judge denied a motion to temporarily block implementation of the bill. The court case can proceed, however, and it will likely be a long time before the matter is settled. No matter the result of the case, it is clear that Governor DeSantis had no shortage of ambition when it comes to campaign finance reform. Whether or not his reforms prove successful, his actions have certainly opened up an important debate about the influence of money in politics.