In a stunning display of fundraising prowess, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has raised an impressive $8.2 million within the first 24 hours of his 2024 presidential campaign, despite a somewhat lackluster launch on Twitter. Stay in touch with our website NewsManthan for the latest news!
This remarkable achievement not only surpasses the initial fundraising efforts of President Joe Biden and former representative Beto O’Rourke but also underscores the strong support and enthusiasm for DeSantis among his backers.
A Record-Breaking Start
DeSantis’s campaign team wasted no time in mobilizing their fundraising efforts. In the midst of a room filled with eager donors, the first disclosure of the $8.2 million figure was made by a dedicated supporter making calls on behalf of the campaign.
Bryan Griffin, a spokesperson for DeSantis, later confirmed the extraordinary fundraising feat reported by the New York Times. This amount surpasses Biden’s $6.3 million raised in his first 24 hours as a candidate in 2019 and O’Rourke’s $6.1 million during the same year.
Despite Hiccups, Donations Pour In
The launch of DeSantis’s campaign on Twitter Spaces, accompanied by tech mogul Elon Musk and entrepreneur David Sacks, encountered some audio and server issues that caused a delay of approximately 30 minutes. However, even in the face of these obstacles,
Supporters wasted no time in contributing to DeSantis’s campaign. The governor, aware of the technical glitches, rallied his followers to flood his campaign with donations, referring to the Republican Party fundraising platform, WinRed.
Impressive Online And Offline Contributions
Within just one hour of the campaign announcement, an astonishing $1 million was raised online, according to Bryan Griffin, the campaign spokesperson. The overwhelming enthusiasm for DeSantis’s vision for America’s comeback was evident, with the governor’s announcement of “breaking the internet.”
Additionally, the $8.2 million total includes both online contributions and donations secured by volunteers at the Four Seasons in Miami, where they gathered in the ballroom to make calls and solicit further financial support.
Mixed Reactions And Super PAC Response
While DeSantis’s fundraising achievement has garnered significant attention and admiration, it has also faced criticism from some quarters. Make America Great Again Inc., a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump,
Responded dismissively, citing DeSantis’s “botched campaign launch” and questioning his policy positions. They asserted that no amount of money could overcome these perceived shortcomings.