Ron DeSantis amasses massive war chest ahead of rumoured 2024 run

Ron DeSantis amasses massive war chest ahead of rumoured 2024 run
Plus que 6,000 individuals from all 50 states donated last month, despite his approval rating among Floridians falling

Florida governor Ron DeSantis was able to raise $5.5 million (£3.9 million) in August and attracted donations from all 50 États américains, his political committee Friends of Ron DeSantis (FRED) a dit.

Mr DeSantis, who has not announced a candidacy for 2024’s presidential race, has been the focus of speculation and rumours about which Republicans are considering running for office – that is, if former US president and the defacto leader of the GOP, Donald Trump, says he is not running.

le $5.5 million haul raised by FRED in August, tel que rapporté par le Tallahassee Democrat vendredi, was filed with Floride’s Division of Elections, and brings Mr DeSantis’s total fundraising haul to $96 million (£69.3 million).

Among the donations received by Florida’s governor last month was a $500,000 (£361,462) figure from the Republican Governor’s Association. Selon le rapport, it was the largest single donation he received.

In an apparent sign of nationwide support for Mr DeSantis, a total of 6,600 du 8,079 contributions to FRED in August were reportedly under $100 (£72.30), and from all 50 États américains.

A lot of that is coming from folks around the country, Puerto Rico and military bases overseas who support the governor’s stance on Covid, illegal border crossings, and Afghanistan,” remarked Nick Iarossi, a lobbyist and supporter of Florida’s governor, à la Tallahassee Democrat.

Ron DeSantis has filled the void of those who feel their voice is not being heard,” he added of Florida’s governor, who has been criticised by Democrats for his anti-mask rhetoric. “He is resonating across the country. He is the one speaking up as the contrarian”.

Recent polls have suggested that Florida’s gubernatorial election in November 2022 – and which Mr DeSantis has not filed his candidacy for – could be difficult, with his approval rating falling 14 per cent in a recent Morning Consult poll.

Mr DeSantis, pendant ce temps, said last week that a 2024 presidential run was “nonsense”.

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