The first half of 2022 marked the first time former President Donald Trump failed to break the $50 million mark in fundraising.
He was also beat by $9 million in fundraising by Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis raised $45 million while Donald Trump brought in $36 million, The Daily Wire reports.
The fundraising haul cements DeSantis as a power player in the Republican party and a serious contender for president in 2024.
Another win from DeSantis comes in his fundraising for his gubernatorial reelection in Florida. He has raised more than $100 million and CNN notes that he is the first gubernatorial candidate in history to “to reach the nine-figure milestone solely through donations.”
DeSantis is also winning on education. A recent poll by the American Federation for Teachers found that swing-state voters approve of DeSantis’ position on education. His positions are more popular than the teacher’s union who conducted the poll.
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If the republicans could only keep Trump from opening his mouth they stand a very good chance of taking back the house, and maybe even the senate, this November. If the GOP is stupid enough to make him their 2024 candidate, then they will lose their best chance to win the majority, and maybe even the white house, for a long time to come.
President Trump should do 3 things
1. Quit talking about 2020
2. Talk about key issues facing the American people
3. Quit popping off about other fellow people and in particular his fellow Republicans. There are some fellow Republicansvwho have good ideas with proven results. It is amazing what a few compliments can do for one’s image. I mean by that for the one handing out those praises.
President Trump is a good individual with great ideas and usually has good people surrounding him. He is only as good as those people.