Ron DeSantis collects $1M in first hour after presidential bid announcement.

Gov. Ron DeSantis Raises $1 Million in First Hour of Presidential Campaign

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) presidential campaign is off to a strong start, raising at least $1 million in the first hour after the governor announced his bid for the White House, according to campaign officials.

Press secretary Bryan Griffin shared the exciting news on Wednesday evening, declaring that the announcement generated so much enthusiasm that donations were still pouring in.

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“There was so much enthusiasm for Governor DeSantis’ vision for our Great American Comeback that he literally busted up the internet. Washington is next,” Griffin tweeted. “$1 million raised online in one hour … and counting!”

The Washington Examiner reached out to the governor’s campaign for the latest numbers.

DeSantis Emerges as Trump’s Sole Competitive Challenger

DeSantis is the latest Republican to enter the race, following Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) presidential announcement on Monday. However, the Florida governor is currently perceived as former President Donald Trump’s sole competitive challenger for the Republican nomination, according to polls. But the polls still have Trump securing the nomination.

Trump, former South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, and onetime Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson have declared their bid for the Oval Office. Billionaire Vivek Ramaswamy is also running for the GOP nomination.

  • DeSantis raised $1 million in the first hour of his presidential campaign.
  • Press secretary Bryan Griffin shared the news on Wednesday evening.
  • DeSantis is perceived as Trump’s sole competitive challenger for the Republican nomination.
  • Trump, Haley, Hutchinson, and Ramaswamy are also running for the GOP nomination.

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