Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis received a boost in his fundraising efforts, surpassing the former President Donald Trump in numbers. This was amid speculation over who will be running in 2024..
Mr. DeSantis has raised $45 millions in the first six month of the year, while Mr. Trump raised $36million in a 29% fall the prior half-year.
Mr. Trump’s numbers show that for the first time since leaving the White House, his fundraising level has fallen below $50 millions.
Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for
Trump, defended former President Trump’s fundraising figures and said that he was making additional investments to grow the “America First” movement during a crucial election year.
“He not only raises money at an unrivalled pace but also invests in America First candidates, and continues to grow the MAGA movement into 2022 (and beyond),” Mr. Budowich stated.
Meanwhile Mr. DeSantis is supported by several wealthy donors, who have contributed millions to his reelection campaign.
Robert Bigelow, a
Space entrepreneur, gave DeSantis $5,000,000. Ken Griffin, Founder of Citadel Investment Firm, gifted Mr. DeSantis $5 million.
The numbers are based on speculation about which Republicans will be running in 2024.
In a recent interview, Trump stated that he has already decided whether or not he will run in the next two-years, but is still deciding when to make his announcement.
” I would say that my biggest decision will be whether or not I vote before [the midterm election],” Mr. Trump stated. Do I decide to go ahead or later? This will be the big decision .”