From Never Back Down PAC:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis brought in an impressive $20 million in fundraising during the first six weeks of his campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, his political team told Fox News on Thursday.
Never Back Down, the super PAC supporting the Florida governor’s presidential run, in a separate announcement told Fox News that they’ve hauled in $130 million in fundraising since the committee launched in early March.
The figures from the DeSantis campaign and from Never Back Down illustrated the Florida governor’s fundraising prowess as he aims to defeat front-runner and former President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination next year.
Trump’s team reported on Wednesday that the former president’s campaign and Save America, his political action committee, together brought in over $35 million between April and June in the second quarter of political fundraising.
DeSantis raised the $20 million fundraising haul in less than half the time, beginning with his campaign launch in late May.
The DeSantis campaign highlighted in a release shared first with Fox News that their haul was the “largest first-quarter filing from any non-incumbent Republican candidate in more than a decade.”
And they added that it “bests the $18.3 million former president and quasi-incumbent Donald Trump’s campaign raised during his first two fundraising quarters as a candidate ($3.8 in Q4 2022 and $14.5 in Q1 2023).”
DeSantis campaign manager Generra Peck argued in a statement that President Biden’s “leftist policies are destroying the country, and Republicans are excited to invest in a winner ready to lead America’s revival.”
“We are grateful for the investment so many Americans have made to get this country back on track. The fight to save it will be long and challenging, but we have built an operation to share the governor’s message and mobilize the millions of people who support it. We are ready to win,” Peck said.
Never Back Down CEO Chris Jankowski spotlighted in a statement that the “$150,000,000 raised from across all 50 states between DeSantis for President and Never Back Down shows what a formidable movement is behind Governor DeSantis. The future of the Republican Party is Governor Ron DeSantis.”