Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chairman Joe Gruters told reporters on Wednesday during a conference call with Trump Victory’s regional Communications Director Rick Gorka, that state Republicans had a whopping $13.5 million in the bank, even after it “basically turned off” their fundraising efforts because of the coronavirus pandemic that hit the U.S. earlier this year.
“We are fully locked and loaded,” said Gruters, as he praised both President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for helping raised campaign dollars, in particular at a single fundraising event in South Florida, where Republicans pulled together $3 million.
The Florida Democratic Party is running a distant second to its Republican counterparts, as Florida Democrats continue to fall short with their grassroots efforts and with critical fundraising.
According to the Florida Division of Elections, since the 2020 general election cycle started in early 2019, the RPOF has raised $17,492,371.63, while Florida Democrats have only raised $6,343,302.38.
For those of you who just ran out of fingers to count with, the Florida GOP has an $11 million dollar-raised advantage over the Democrats.
Nationally, well, the fundraising disparity is worse. All combined, Trump Victory and the RNC have raised $677.4 million since the beginning of the cycle.
The RNC alone has raised $318,577,133.72 this cycle with $77 million cash on hand, while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has only raised $147,763,233.51, with $36 million cash on hand, but with a $5 million debt load. (Source – Federal Elections Commission (FEC)
Now that Democrats have their presidential nominee in Joe Biden, expect the Democratic fundraising faucet to open up, but will it be enough to counter the Republican fundraising juggernaut that is Trump Victory?
Trump will surely look to continue grilling Biden in the media and in fundraising. Trump may even possibly invite Biden to his election night BBQ party where he would look to stick a fork into him and the Democratic Party.