FEC Report Shows Strength Of GOP Candidates

FEC Report Shows Strength Of GOP Candidates

(TheConservativeTimes.org) – Presidential candidates filed their election donation figures on July 15, giving a glimpse of each contender’s campaign health. Notably, Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, raised more funds in the year’s second quarter than Donald Trump. However, The former President ended the quarter with more cash than DeSantis.

Trump raised $17 million over the relevant period but ended with $22 million. In second place is South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, who has $21 million cash to hand. DeSantis is in third position with $12 million.

Tim Scott raked in $6 million in funds raised, while businessman Vivek Ramaswamy amassed a total of $7.7 million. Nikki Haley received $5.3 million in donations, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum gathered over $11 million. New Jersey’s Chris Christie received $1.65 million, Mike Pence $1.2 million, Francis Suarez under $1 million, and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson accumulated just over $500 thousand.

On the other side of the aisle, Democrats fare less well. President Biden has raised slightly under $20 million. More than $6 million was raised by Robert Kennedy, and Marianne Williamson took in just under a million. Their campaigns reported $4.5 million and $104,990 cash on hand, respectively.

As well as fundraising, spending can indicate the health of a campaign, as can the types of donations received. For example, only 15% of DeSantis’ funds are in the form of small donations ($200 or less), which can signal a campaign that does not have the widespread support the candidate would like. DeSantis also spends at a rapid rate – he has shelled out more than $8 million since he formally entered the race in May.

By contrast, President Biden is spending very little. Since officially launching his campaign in April, Biden has spent only $1.1 million. This is compared to the $11 million President Obama spent during the same period of his re-election campaign.

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