The best quarterly fundraising totals other than Trump and DeSantis came from two longshots who invested substantial amounts of their own funds. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has invested $10.2 million in his campaign, raising $1.5 million in donations, while biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy added another $5 million this quarter, raising $2.3 million. millions of dollars from donors.
Subsequently, the decline in money has been sharp. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie brought in $1.7 million in the second quarter, while former Vice President Mike Pence made $1.1 million since launching his campaign in June.
Texas pastor and businessman Ryan Binkley also added nearly $1.6 million of his own money to his under-the-radar campaign, raising a little shy of $200,000.
A handful of longshot applicants had yet to cross the $1 million mark through the end of June. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez raised $945,000 in the first weeks of his campaign, while former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who has been running since April, took in $583,000.
Larry Elder, who was a strong fundraiser during his bid during California’s recall election for governor, raised just $468,000. Former Rep Will Hurd raised $274,000, though that was done in just over a week as a former Texas Rep announced his presidential bid at the end of June.