Ron DeSantis is facing his first re-election for Governor in November.
As the most feared elected Republican official in America, Democrats have their sights set on toppling DeSantis.
But Ron DeSantis just released one set of numbers that is bad news for Democrats this fall.
Democrat voters in Florida will head to the polls on Tuesday to select their Party’s nominee to take on Governor Ron DeSantis in November.
Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried and Congressman Charlie Crist are the two candidates Democrats will choose from on Tuesday.
For the past few months, Charlie Crist enjoyed a sizable lead over Nikki Fried in the polls.
Crist also leads the Democrat side in fundraising and high-profile endorsements, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s support.
But Fried’s campaign has been hammering Crist over the fact that he previously served as the Republican Governor of Florida.
And the latest polls show Fried gaining on Crist, with one new University of North Florida poll even showing Fried now leading the race.
But regardless of who wins the Primary on Tuesday, Democrats are facing an uphill battle against Ron DeSantis in November.
In 2018, Ron DeSantis defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum by a narrow 0.4% in the General Election.
However, Democrats aren’t facing the same Ron DeSantis this fall as they did in 2018.
Since his election in 2018, Ron DeSantis has risen to rock star status among Republican voters nationwide.
DeSantis is now the most popular elected Republican official in America, with polls showing him as the clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination if Donald Trump decides not to run again in 2024.
The bad news for Democrats is that DeSantis’ surging popularity also coincided with a record-setting fundraising haul for the Governor.
In July, Ron DeSantis raised $24.8 million for his re-election campaign.
This is more than double the $10.2 million DeSantis raised in June.
According to campaign finance reports, DeSantis now has $135 million in his coffers.
“DeSantis already set a new record for gubernatorial fundraising without candidate self-financing and is about $11 million away away from raising more money than any gubernatorial candidate in recent decades as of Aug. 5,” Open Secrets reported.
The Democrats don’t even come close to DeSantis in fundraising.
Charlie Crist only raised $2.5 million in July and reported a total of $4.5 million cash on hand.
Nikki Fried only pulled in $1.4 million in July.
With DeSantis leading in the polls and setting fundraising records, Democrats will need a miracle to defeat him in November.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.