The Federal Election Commission revealed that former President Donald Trump's campaign has the most cash on hand among all 2024 presidential candidates with $22.52 million.
With cash on hand and money waiting to be used in a campaign bank account, the former president's campaign committee outperformed both Democratic and Republican opponents thanks in part to recent indictments. PAC reports are not due until the end of July, therefore they are not included in the total. The most reliable indicator of base enthusiasm is typically donations to campaigns.
With $21.1 million and $20.13 million, respectively, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and President Joseph Biden round out the top three, followed by Donald Trump.
At $12.24, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis placed fourth, much behind the top three. Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican businessman, has $9.03 million in his bank account, while Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democrat, is only below former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley with $4.52 million—a respectable amount given that the Democratic establishment is against him. Marianne Williamson finished last with $100,000:
According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump's campaign and another fundraising organization raised more than $35 million between April and June. DeSantis raised only $20 million, which is $15 million less than the former president.
Out of at least 90,000 individual gifts, Trump also claimed half of all Republican contributors, according to the Journal. DeSantis was the biggest donor to Trump among individuals who gave in the 2020 campaign but not the 2024 one, giving $2.23 million. With less than one million, Haley came in second.
The governor's campaign seems to be languishing, despite the few donors that switched from supporting Trump to DeSantis. Trump's polling numbers are far lower, and it is still difficult to gain support in early primary states. The number of Republican candidates who entered the race has increased his difficulties, diverting support from possibly the former president's greatest Republican foe.