Backfiring? DeSantis Breaks Gubernatorial Fundraising Record

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political operation reports raising $177.4M through Sept. 9, breaking gubernatorial fundraising record without adjusting for inflation

  • Analysis of filings for state campaign finance fundraising conducted by OpenSecrets
  • DeSantis’  reelection campaign has raised over $31.4 million since January 2021.
  • Friends of Ron DeSantis, the governor’s state-level PAC that is not subject to contribution limits, has collected $146 million since January 2019.
  • Previous record-holder was Meg Whitman, who ran unsuccessfully for California governor in 2010.
  • Whitman raised $178.6 million — more than any other gubernatorial candidate since 1990, without adjusting for inflation.
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