(LibertySons.org) – Of the nine people currently campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, recent polling figures show former Vice President Mike Pence coming in fifth place. On October 17, FiveThirtyEight reported that average polling of the Republican hopefuls had the former vice president pulling in only 4.2% of the vote, following businessman Vivek Ramaswamy with 7%, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley with 7.2%, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earning 13.4%, and former President Donald Trump carrying 57.6%. But poll numbers aren’t Pence’s only problem. His campaign is also struggling financially.
On October 15, POLITICO reported that the previous vice president’s campaign only had $1.2 million cash on hand and was carrying over $600,000 in debt. During the third quarter, the news outlet revealed that Pence raised $3.3 million. That might sound like a lot to everyday working class Americans, but to put things into perspective, that number is only a fraction of the $71 million President Joe Biden raised in Q3 and the $45.5 million Trump garnered.
According to POLITOC, a Pence ally called the former vice president’s fundraising effort during the third quarter “brutal.” The anonymous source predicted the Republican hopeful have to continue to fundraise to pay back his debt after he undoubtedly drops out of the race. The ally said the $600,000 is going to be “impossible to pay back” otherwise. In fact, Pence might not even qualify for the next GOP debate on November 8 in Miami. Republican National Committee rules state that each candidate must have a minimum of 70,000 unique donors with at least 200 across 20 states and have at least 4% support in the polls.
Still, Pence is showing no signs of dropping out of the race. During his recent appearance at the New Hampshire GOP First in the Nation Leadership Summit, he said he was “very excited about the future” because of his “faith in the American people.”
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