Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s presidential campaign has announced that it has raised $15 million in donations in the third quarter of 2023.
Fresh off a campaign reboot, Team DeSantis sees the cash haul as a big momentum boost as it continues its efforts to make inroads in Iowa and other early primary states.
“Anyone that knows Ron DeSantis knows that he is a fighter, a winner, and a leader,” said campaign manager James Uthmeier. “This significant fundraising haul not only provides us with the resources we need in the fight for Iowa and beyond, but it also shuts down the doubters who counted out Ron DeSantis for far too long. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate with the vision to reverse America’s decline and the track record to prove he will get the job done. Thanks to the generous support of Americans looking for a leader who will deliver results, this campaign is built to last and win. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate in this race who can beat both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, revive our economy, secure the border, make America energy dominant, and end the weaponization of government once and for all.”
While DeSantis world is celebrating their post-reboot accomplishments, public opinion polls continue to show that former President Donald Trump is still leading DeSantis by an average of 45 percent in the latest Real Clear Politics average of national polls.
In the three early voting states—Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina—Trump enjoys a 30+ percentage point lead over DeSantis and Nikki Haley.
DeSantis has slipped to third behind Haley in both New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Sen. Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Haley have all seen their poll numbers climb and are making a run at DeSantis’s second-place position.
Polls are polls, and the only poll that will matter is the one taken on election night. DeSantis and his team understand this and are focused on hitting as many doors, and shaking as many hands as possible in the next three months.
The $15 million raised will go a long way to helping DeSantis get his message out.