Ron DeSantis Sees Fundraising Boost After First Republican Debate

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy both experienced a significant surge in their fundraising efforts post-debate.

DeSantis’s campaign managed to raise over $1 million within just 24 hours following the event in Milwaukee. James Uthmeier, DeSantis’s campaign director, expressed his enthusiasm to Fox News Digital.

“Ron DeSantis proved he’s a tried-and-true leader who will deliver as president. We’re thrilled with the outpouring of support we’ve received since his debate win.”

Uthmeier also highlighted that they hope to capitalize on this momentum in the upcoming weeks and months as DeSantis continues to work hard and lay out his vision for the nation.

On the other hand, political newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy also saw a significant uptick in his campaign.

According to the New York Post, Ramaswamy raised $460,000 on the night of the debate and an additional $600,000 the following day, totaling $1 million in new funds within a 24-hour span.

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Despite having raised $19 million in the first half of the year, Ramaswamy had loaned over $15 million to his committee, making this fresh influx of funds crucial.

The spike in fundraising mirrors the public’s perception of the debate. A poll conducted by The Washington Post in collaboration with FiveThirtyEight and Ipsos revealed that Republican voters felt DeSantis had a slight edge over Ramaswamy.

29% of those polled believed the Florida governor had won the debate, while 26% felt Ramaswamy was the clear victor.

With information from Fox News 

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