Democrats are desperate to defeat Ron DeSantis this November.
But that goal appears to be too far out of reach.
And that’s because Ron DeSantis crushed the Democrats with this massive show of strength.
Money in politics is not determinative of electoral outcomes.
But you can judge the enthusiasm behind a candidate and the strength of their operation based on fundraising totals.
And in the case of Ron DeSantis and his Democrat challengers it’s not even a contest.
In the month of May, Governor DeSantis hauled in another $10,000,000 for his re-election campaign bringing his total war chest to $124,000,000.
Governor DeSantis’ nearest Democrat challenger – former Republican turned independent turned Democrat Charlie Crist raised $1,000,000 in May and $10,000,000 in total.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports:
DeSantis raised another $10.2 million, bringing the total raised for his reelection bid to $124 million.
Democrats Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried are the leading candidates battling in the primary for the right to take on DeSantis in the general election. They are raising far less money than DeSantis, with Crist hauling in another $1 million in May and Fried collecting $302,528.
Crist is now up to $10.2 million total raised for his campaign, while Fried has collected $6.9 million.
Polls also show Governor DeSantis holding wide leads over his potential Democrat challengers.
The latest University of North Florida poll showed DeSantis crushing Crist and Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried by 20 and 21 points respectively.
Florida used to be considered the ultimate swing state.
And in 2018 DeSantis defeated former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by just 30,000 votes.
But Florida’s shifted dramatically to the right in the last four years.
Democrats’ embrace of socialism, open borders, and the terrorist Black Lives Matter movement alienated Hispanic voters.
Governor DeSantis also led the fight against the fascist COVID regime and kept schools open, rejected mask mandates and lockdowns, while also banning vaccine passports.
Floridians rewarded DeSantis’ ability to fight back against the Left’s attempts to impose its will on Florida by supporting the Governor’s re-election campaign in every way possible.
Democrats always knew it would be an uphill battle to unseat Governor DeSantis in this political environment.
But Governor DeSantis’ massive fundraising advantage over his Democrat rivals is showing that the task of defeating DeSantis looks to be impossible.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.