According to recent research, more than half of the $20 million that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has earned since beginning his campaign for the White House in 2024 originated from polling areas that backed President Biden in 2020.
This finding was one of several in a recent Wall Street Journal research that also revealed that many of Trump’s 2020 contributors are this time supporting other candidates, with DeSantis being the major gainer. According to The Journal, DeSantis’ success in winning over Trump supporters underscores his claim that he’s the only contender who is capable of defeating Biden in the fall election.
A group of moms who call themselves “lifelong Democrats” who support DeSantis because of the measures he supported amid the COVID outbreak got interviewed by CNN earlier this month.
According to attorney Julie Hamill, the circle of mothers that had connected online started calling the governor, in a joking manner, “Daddy DeSantis.”
Hamill declared, “I have not once voted for a GOP presidential contender. I have always thought of myself as being really quite socially liberal. But, when we began tweeting more frequently, we came under heavy criticism.”
The ladies were drawn to DeSantis, according to Jennifer Sey, the former President of Levi’s, since “he was very vocal” regarding “the necessity to open schools” amid the epidemic.
According to The New York Times, DeSantis is veering away from the tricks and gimmicks that have become a mainstay of political fundraising in both parties at the moment. According to a separate article from The Times, his campaign has vowed to refrain from annoying and spammy fundraising techniques like phony deadlines, frantic appeals, and setting the default option for online contributions as an ongoing monthly when the donor only thinks they have made a one-time donation. Trump’s 2020 campaign required donors to “wade across a fine-print disclaimer then manually eliminate a box in order to opt-out.”
The DeSantis campaign is placing its bets on a more cautious strategy to produce long-term gains and aid Republicans in reducing the financial advantage enjoyed by Democrats.