According to his campaign, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis raised $20 million in the first six weeks following the announcement of his presidential bid. Despite a problematic Twitter campaign launch in May, DeSantis’ impressive results show a strong base of support.
However, polls indicate that he is behind former President Donald Trump by a wide margin in the race for the 2024 Republican nomination.
According to Trump’s campaign, he raised $35 million in the second quarter of the year, about twice as much as he did in the first three months.
Between his main campaign account and a joint fundraising account, which is utilized for costs like paying his legal bills, money was raised between April and June.
Since he was elected, Trump’s fundraising has skyrocketed.
In spite of his growing rivalry with Trump, DeSantis has kept a full schedule of fundraising and campaigning in early primary states and elsewhere.
With a video last week criticizing Trump for his prior support of homosexual and transgender people, he stirred controversy.
A major group of LGBT conservatives claimed that the video “ventured into homophobic territory.
A super PAC supporting DeSantis called Never Back Down is separately gathering funds for the campaign.
Despite being unable to work with DeSantis legally, the group is in charge of most of the grassroots organizations that could be essential for success in early primary states.
Other potential Republican presidential candidates have not yet made their April 1–June 30 fundraising totals public. Candidates must file their paperwork with the Federal Election Commission by July 15th.