The best quarterly fundraising totals beyond Trump and DeSantis came from two longshots who invested substantial portions of their own funds. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum invested $10.2 million in his own campaign while bringing in $1.5 million in donations, while biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy added another $5 million of its own money this quarter while raising $2.3 million from donors.
After that, the drop in cash was sharp. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has brought in $1.7 million in the second quarter, while former Vice President Mike Pence has brought in $1.1 million since launching his campaign in June.
Texas pastor and businessman Ryan Binkley also added nearly $1.6 million of his own money to his under-the-radar campaign while raising just under $200,000.
A handful of long-term contenders had yet to cross the $1 million threshold until the end of June. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez brought in $945,000 in the first weeks of his campaign, while former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who has been in the running since April, brought in $583,000.
Larry Elder, who was an excellent fundraiser while running in California’s recall election for governor, brought in just $468,000. Former Rep. Will Hurd raised $274,000, though it was done in just over a week as a former Rep. from Texas. announced his presidential candidacy end of June.