Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised $8.2 million in the first 24 hours of launching his 2024 presidential campaign, The New York Times reported.
The newspaper quoted the candidate’s campaign as saying that the technical problems DeSantis encountered while announcing the launch of his Twitter campaign did not dampen the enthusiasm of donors. According to his headquarters, one million dollars was collected in just one hour.
The newspaper added that the donations will immediately provide the DeSantis campaign with the money needed to finance an “extreme travel schedule” as the governor visits 12 cities in three states next week.
And it was said that incumbent US President Joe Biden raised just $6.3 million in the first 24 hours of his 2019 campaign.
As for former US President Donald Trump, whom DeSantis will face in the Republican primary, he raised about $9.5 million in a six-week campaign that began after the November 2022 midterm congressional elections.