The book topped the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists. Following the book’s release, DeSantis embarked on a national tour promoting her work. She officially declared her candidacy at the end of May.
DeSantis has consistently ranked as the second leading candidate in the first leg of the GOP race, well behind former President Donald Trump but ahead of contenders such as former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and the ‘former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Despite being seen as a potential frontrunner to take over the party from Trump, DeSantis’ messaging has failed to usurp the former president’s stronghold at the top of the polls as his campaign has stumbled in multiple places, most recently in New Hampshire .
Since 2018, the first year that Florida’s public system displays a DeSantis deposit, the presidential hopeful’s retirement and investment accounts have seen a steady increase. But in the last filing year, her checking account and savings balance increased by about $800,000 along with her additional income.
His salary as governor of Florida gradually increased during his tenure, from $130,000 in 2019 — the year he took office — to $141,400 in his last filing.