Third-quarter fundraising reports for prominent GOP presidential candidates were released on Sunday. These reports play a crucial role in assessing the candidates’ political viability as they head into the final stretch before the official start of the primary season.
Former President Donald Trump, who maintains a substantial lead, surpassed all GOP competitors in fundraising. The top three contenders trailing Trump in fundraising are Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) data shows that Trump also leads in terms of cash on hand, with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) coming in second, followed by DeSantis and then Haley.
In response to the report, Trump’s campaign spokesperson, Seven Cheung, stated to the Daily Caller, “Team Trump raised over $45.5 million in the third quarter, with $37.5 million cash on hand, completely outpacing any Republican candidate.”
Cheung further commented, “This movement is powered by grassroots support and everyday Americans who are fed up with living in the chaos of Joe Biden’s America. The fact is, President Trump will secure the nomination and defeat Biden because he is the only person who can revitalize the economy, protect our borders, secure communities, and put an end to unnecessary wars. Americans want to return to a prosperous nation, and there’s only one person who can make that happen – President Trump.”
As per the FEC data, Trump raised $24.5 million in the third quarter and has $37.5 million in cash on hand. DeSantis, in second place, reportedly raised $11.2 million and has $12.3 million in cash on hand.
Haley, in third place, raised $8.2 million in the third quarter and has $11.6 million in cash on hand.
Fourth-placed Vivek Ramaswamy raised $7.4 million and has $4.2 million in cash on hand.
Nicole Morales, spokesperson for Scott, told the Daily Caller, “Tim Scott is the only candidate with the resources and message to win the nomination and defeat Joe Biden… His campaign is built for the long haul, and we will continue to promote Tim’s message to safeguard the American dream for generations to come.”
RealClear Politics polling conducted between September 27 and October 9 shows Trump leading the GOP field by over 40 points. DeSantis is polling at 12.9%, Haley is in the #2 position at 7.6%, Ramaswamy is at 6.2%, and Pence is in fifth place with 3.7%.
The RealClearPolitics average for the 2024 national Republican primary, based on polls conducted between September 27 and October 9, indicates that Trump is leading the crowded field by more than 40 points, followed by DeSantis at 12.9%, Haley at 7.6%, Ramaswamy at 6.2%, and Pence at 3.7%. Christie and Scott received 2.8% and 2% support, respectively, while all other GOP hopefuls garnered less than 1%.
President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign raised $24.8 million during the third quarter of fundraising, concluding the period with $32.2 million in cash on hand, as reported by the FEC filing.
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