Miami (EFE).- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis raised 8.2 million dollars for his campaign for the 2024 Republican primaries in the first 24 hours after the announcement of the candidacy, local media reports.
The fundraiser bodes well for DeSantis after a rocky start to his campaign. It was made on Wednesday by Twitter Spaces together with businessman Elon Musk and was surrounded by technical problems. Which provoked ironic comments from US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
The DeSantis campaign, which is running second in the polls by more than 30 points behind Trump, said the $8.2 million is the product of online donations and those raised at an event that took place in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to CBS, the amount raised by DeSantis in the first 24 hours of the official campaign is greater than that of today’s President Biden. That on his first day as a candidate for the 2020 elections he made 6.3 million dollars.
“Governor DeSantis has built the strongest and most sophisticated organization in US political history,” DeSantis campaign manager Generra Peck said.
Peck said in a statement that the amount raised for the campaign will be “critical to impact states with earlier nominations.”
DeSantis’ first official campaign tour
Precisely, DeSantis will make his first official campaign tour next week. Includes stops in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, early voting states.
With DeSantis, six Republicans have registered so far for the primaries. Democrat Joe Biden’s rival will be chosen in the 2024 election.
In addition to Trump and DeSantis, the former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the former governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson. As well as the businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and the African-American senator Tim Scott.
The Florida governor, who on the same day he announced his campaign signed a law that allows him to continue in the governorship as a candidate, spent Thursday touring a series of news outlets to expose his program, which he has called “El Regreso.”
In one of those interviews, he announced that if he reaches the White House, he will focus on “disciplining” the bureaucracy in Washington from day one and appointing a new FBI director “immediately.”