Florida Governor Ron DeSantis raised a whopping $8.2 million in his first 24 hours of fundraising as a presidential candidate.
The New York Times reported that the $8.2 figure was more than a $6.3 million that President Joe Biden raised in the first 24 hours of his campaign. It is believed to surpass the amount raised by former President Donald Trump after his 2024 announcement last November, although Trump did not release fundraising totals after the first 24 hours of his 2024 campaign.
Given that Trump’s campaign reported having raised $9.5 million during its first six weeks, DeSantis’ haul “far outpaces” how Trump “began his 2024 fund-raising in late 2022.”
The $8.2 million are hard dollars that the campaign can use, the report added.
“This historic fundraising haul shows that grassroots Republicans across the country are uniting behind Governor DeSantis’ vision for our Great American Comeback,” campaign manager Generra Peck said. “Governor DeSantis has built…