Saturday marks the second quarter fundraising reporting deadline, and many 2024 Republican hopefuls have announced their totals for the quarter, giving a glimpse at their campaign strength.

Candidates must file their July quarterly with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by end of day on Saturday. For several candidates, this will be the first indicator of their success on the field so far, before the first presidential debate in August. 

Among the candidates who have already announced their totals are former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former Vice President Mike Pence and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

“The F.E.C. reports are the M.R.I. scan of a campaign,” Mike Murphy, a GOP strategist, told The New York Times. “It’s the next-best thing to breaking into the headquarters and checking the files.”

Burgum is the only Republican presidential candidate so far who has filed his second quarter totals with the FEC, reporting that he raised $11.7 million. The governor contributed approximately $10.2 million to his own campaign, raised $1.5 million from outside contributors and has about $3.7 million cash on hand.

Trump and his joint fundraising committee, the “Save America PAC,” brought in a combined $35 million during the third fundraising quarter of his third presidential campaign, they reported July 5. 


The next day, DeSantis reported that he had raised $20 million, but when combined with Never Back Down, the super PAC supporting his candidacy, the campaign has totaled $150 million since his campaign launched in late May.

Haley raised $26 million with her aligned super PAC SFA Fund Inc., the group announced Monday, in her second quarter since announcing her candidacy. Scott and super PAC Trust In The Mission said Wednesday that they had  raised a total of approximately $25.4 million, with Scott reporting that he had $21 million in cash on hand.

Pence and his super PAC, Committed to America, reported Friday to have raised a combined $3.85 million during the first fundraising quarter of his campaign.

Suarez announced Friday that his campaign raised $1 million since his mid-June presidential launch, adding that, when combined with super PACs supporting his White House bid, his campaign topped at 13.6 million.

“The most important number is cash on hand, minus debt,” Murphy told the NYT. “You see how much financial firepower they actually have.”

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