2024 Watch: Which Candidates Have The Most Cash?

While former President Donald Trump is the only official name in the 2024 GOP presidential nomination race, that could all change in the next few days. As former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is set to announce her run many others may launch this campaign in the coming days and weeks. Though who actually has the funds to run and be successful?

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The list of potential candidates, through rumors according to Fox News, include “former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Govs. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Asa Hutchison of Arkansas, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Govs. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire and Kristi Noem of South Dakota and former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.”

According to Fox, the following are what the suspected candidates have raised.

The former president brought in roughly $9.5 million in the six weeks following his campaign announcement on Nov. 15 — a smaller haul than the $11.8 million raised through his fundraising entities during the six weeks leading up to his presidential launch.

DeSantis raised a record-shattering $200 million during the 2022 cycle for his re-election bid last year — the most raised by any gubernatorial candidate in American history. The Florida governor had roughly $90 million in cash on hand at the close of his campaign leading to further speculation over his presidential ambitions.

Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and former ambassador to the United Nations, reported $2 million in cash on hand at the end of last year through her super PAC Stand for America.

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina built up a sizable war chest through his super PAC, the Opportunity Matters Fund. The group reported more than $13 million in cash on hand ahead of 2023.

Mike Pompeo’s super PAC, Champion American Values, reported $1.6 million in cash on hand at the close of 2022.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp have not reported any fundraising numbers though they both have joined their own PACs. Sununu to Live Free or Die committee, and Kemp to Hardworking Americans. And are both expected to attend fundraisers soon.

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While Trump is the only official candidate for the 2024 GOP nomination with this group raising these amounts in funds or preparing PACs recently it will be interesting to see what happens as more candidates join the party and begin fundraising as a 2024 GOP candidate.