Joe Biden camp pops Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis over fundraising

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The Democratic incumbent raised more than the two Florida men combined.

President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign is bragging about its strong fundraising quarter. Campaign officials also threw mocking jabs directly at former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“The numbers are in, and there’s no hiding the stunning and embarrassing lack of enthusiasm for the Republican candidates running for President,” said Michael Tyler, communications director for the Biden campaign. “President Biden and Vice President (Kamala) Harris significantly outraised the entire GOP field last quarter, outraising Donald Trump by more than 2:1 and Ron DeSantis by more than 3:1.”

Biden and the Democratic National Committee on Friday announced a more than $72 million fundraising haul during the second quarter of 2023.

By comparison Trump raised more than $35 million. DeSantis raised upward of $20 million in his first fundraising quarter since entering the race in May.

Of note, Biden’s totals include dollars controlled by his political party, while the Republican National Committee isn’t backing one candidate over the others in a growing field.

But the Biden campaign also enjoys the ability to sit on its money. The President faces a Primary challenge from activist Robert Kennedy, Jr., who raised nearly $6.5 million in the quarter. But Biden has largely ignored Kennedy, instead preserving resources for a General Election fight with whomever wins the Republican nomination.

Meanwhile, Trump and DeSantis are spending millions reaching Primary voters now.

“Not only are the Republican candidates raising significantly less money than Team Biden-Harris, they are spending significantly more competing against each other in a bruising primary contest,” Tyler said.

Overall, the Democratic incumbent’s campaign voiced confidence its message remains the only one resonating with the American public. In stressing Biden’s agenda, the campaign notably took swipes directly at controversial policies enacted in Florida under DeSantis.

“The numbers show Americans are rejecting a Republican field that wants to roll back the economic progress we’ve made, ban books, take away the freedom for women to make their own health care decisions, side with the gun lobby over children, and undermine our democracy,” Tyler said.

“The President will continue to fight for more rights, not less, and for the freedoms Republicans seek to curtail. And thanks to the nearly 400,000 donors who contributed to Biden-Harris 2024 in just the first 67 days of our campaign along with the historic $77 million we have in cash on hand – we’re well on our way to winning that fight.”

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Dont Say FLA

    July 16, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Trump’s SCROTUS, Trump himself, and Rhonda are doing all the legwork for Biden. Biden can sit back, relax, and enjoy coasting into his 2nd term. The GOP dog finally caught the abortion car, and now karma is running over that GOP dogma.

  • AnneJosef

    July 16, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    I work an online job from home and earn 185 dollars per hour. I never imagined I could do it, but my best friend, who makes $15,000 a month at the job, encouraged vs03 me to find out more about it. This has limitless possibilities.
    Detail Here———————————————————>>>

  • Jack Murphy

    July 16, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Quit the lieing about POTUS DJTrump. You are anti-Trump and a activist of the DNC liars club…

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 16, 2023 at 6:53 pm

      Not sure who you’re writing at there, RTjacK, but probability dictates you are most likely correct that your reading audience is anti-Trump. It’s just nuts the GOP is going to run that guy again, just to lose again.

    • My Take

      July 16, 2023 at 8:45 pm

      Trumpy would be president of any liars club.
      The undisputed champion.
      Though elected GOPerdom(-dumb) has a deep base of contenders.

    • Repeal Obamacare

      July 17, 2023 at 9:35 am

      How is Trump’s repeal of Obamacare coming along? Almost as well as his Walt, I figure? I mean wall? Not Walt. Wall.

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