DeSantis’ collection of this amount in a short time after announcing his candidacy was considered a “show of strength” against his party rival, Former President Donald Trump.
DeSantis campaign head Generra Peck described the donations as “historic” and said, “These donations show that the Republican base across the country is rallying behind Governor DeSantis.” made his comment.
Peck shared the information that DeSantis will start a 4-day campaign in 12 cities in the states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina next week under the name of “Great America’s comeback tour”.
Republican Florida Governor DeSantis officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election in a video message published on May 24.
DeSantis was expected to announce his candidacy live on Twitter’s voice chat room (Twitter Spaces), where he attended with Twitter owner Elon Musk, simultaneously with the video message.
However, the broadcast, which was interrupted many times due to technical glitches, started with a delay of about half an hour, and Musk argued that the interruptions were due to the participation of many people in the conversation.
Known for criticizing the mainstream media, DeSantis’ desire to announce his candidacy with Musk, who has more than 140 million followers on Twitter, had a wide impact in the American press.