Mike Pence’s campaign and super PAC raised just $3.85 million in the second quarter of 2023, a Pence adviser told POLITICO on Friday, a relatively small haul as the former vice president struggles to gain traction in crowded primaries GOP presidential elections.
Pence, who entered the presidential race in early June, saw his campaign raise just over $1.1 million in the first three weeks of his campaign, while his super PAC, Committed to America, announced it would having raised just over $2.6 million dollars.
Pence’s haul pales in comparison to the fundraising totals released by many of his Republican rivals, especially given Pence’s two previous appearances on a presidential ticket and access to donors. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who officially announced his presidential bid in late May, raised more than $20 million in the first six weeks of his campaign, while former President Donald Trump and his PAC raised more than $35 million. million in the second quarter. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott raised $6.1 million in the second quarter and reported he has more than $21 million on hand.