As the Republican Presidential candidates are set to appear in the third GOP Presidential Primary debate in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, it is positive to look at how much the 2024 Republican candidates have raised in their campaign funds.
Here are the details.
How Much 2024 Republican Candidates Have Raised So Far
On Monday, the Republican National Committee ( RNC) announced that five Republican presidential hopefuls have qualified for the third GOP debate, scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami-Dade County.
The GOP candidates who meet the RNC eligibility criteria to participate in the faceoff are Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Although the leading GOP candidate is former President Donald Trump, he will not participate in the third debate despite being qualified.
Amongst the other eligibility criteria set by the RNC, all these candidates who have reached the debate floor qualified the requirement of a minimum of 70,000 unique donors, with at least 200 from 20 states or territories.
So, the question is, how much do these Republican Presidential hopefuls have raised so far through their 2024 presidential campaign?
Let’s begin with the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.
Donald Trump‘s campaign has raised more than $45.5 million in the third quarter. Out of this, around $36 million of the total cash is reserved for the primary season.
His joint fundraising committee has raised above $35 million in the second quarter, almost double the $18.8 million the committee raised during the first quarter of the year.
Now comes the list of candidates who participate in the third GOP debate
The Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, has raised $15 million in the third quarter with his campaign and joint fundraising committee, Team DeSantis 2024. He has spent around $11 million campaigning for the 2024 race.
The former South Carolina governor and United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has raised around $11 million in the third quarter and more than $7.3 million from July-September. Haley’s campaign and two affiliated groups raised $8.3 million in the first quarter of 2023.
The South Carolina Senator, Tim Scott, has raised around $6 million in the last quarter through his 2024 Presidential campaign. He has $13.3 million in the bank and $11.6 million in cash.
Scott has transferred $22 million from his Senate account into his presidential campaign. He reportedly spent $12.4 million in campaigning after raising $4.6 million in the first two quarters.
The biotech entrepreneur and the youngest presidential candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy, who is self-funding his presidential campaign, raised $7.4 million in the third quarter, including $1 million of his own money.
Ramaswamy paid $5 million to his campaign in the second quarter, raising $7.7 million. He holds $4.2 million cash on hand currently.
Additionally, Ramaswamy has confirmed to receive above 130,000 unique donors, including many small and first-time Republican donors, nearly double the 70,000 requirement to qualify for the debate.
The former New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, raised $3.8 million in the third quarter. His campaign raised $1.65 million in the first 25 days of his run during the second quarter. Christie holds around $3.9 million cash on hand at present.
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