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DeSantis Campaign Press Release - The Ron DeSantis Comeback Continues: DeSantis Raises $15 Million in Third Quarter

October 04, 2023

Shatters expectations of those who wrote him off this summer

Tallahassee, FL - Ron DeSantis shattered expectations by bringing in $15 million during the third quarter fundraising period between his campaign committee, leadership PAC, and joint fundraising committee. The haul is the most emphatic signal yet that the momentum behind his comeback candidacy is continuing to build as we near the 100 day countdown to the Iowa Caucus.

"Anyone that knows Ron DeSantis knows that he is a fighter, a winner, and a leader," said campaign manager James Uthmeier. "This significant fundraising haul not only provides us with the resources we need in the fight for Iowa and beyond, but it also shuts down the doubters who counted out Ron DeSantis for far too long. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate with the vision to reverse America's decline and the track record to prove he will get the job done. Thanks to the generous support of Americans looking for a leader who will deliver results, this campaign is built to last and win. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate in this race who can beat both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, revive our economy, secure the border, make America energy dominant, and end the weaponization of government once and for all."

The announcement of DeSantis' narrative-defying third quarter comes as he enters October firmly on offense. During the last two months, DeSantis has:
Won both the first and second GOP debate.
Unveiled three new forward-looking policies.Economic policy
Faith policyEnergy policyDrawn a stark contrast with Donald Trump on key issues like support for the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, life, Trump's embrace of Fauci during COVID, border security, and spending — all while challenging him to debate his record and vision for the future.
Significantly ramped up his media appearances with renewed focus on mainstream media and non-traditional media.
Campaigned at break-neck pace (by next Monday he will have visited 74 of Iowa's 99 counties) that has lured Trump to battle him in Iowa despite the former president's team in August saying they had already moved on to the general election.
Trump is now attempting to ramp up visits to the state after reports his organization is far behind DeSantis' in Iowa.
Trump's PAC is spending heavily on TV in Iowa and is currently driving over $250,000 in negative mailers aimed at DeSantis in the state despite claiming in August they were pivoting to the general election.

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - The Ron DeSantis Comeback Continues: DeSantis Raises $15 Million in Third Quarter Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367725

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