DeSantis and Haley Fight For Donor Funds And Republican Presidential Seat

The battle to beat former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination is between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R). Haley and DeSantis are now battling for campaign donations. 

Republican candidates for the 2024 presidential race all have one man to beat out to take the nomination. That man is former President Donald Trump.

Trump has held a high ranking in early polls for the Republican presidential candidate in 2024. The other Republicans running for president have been far behind in the polls, with some barely holding a percentage. 

Over the past weeks, DeSantis and Haley have been climbing those polls to be contenders against Trump. Currently, Trump is at 58.3, DeSantis is at 12.9, and Haley is coming in at 7.6.

Proper funding is necessary with the rise in the polls and the possibility that DeSantis and Haley may both be contenders. The campaign donations are what DeSantis and Haley are fighting for. 

In this situation, both DeSantis and Haley must state their case for getting megadonors. DeSantis’s side did give their case for why the donors should back his campaign, saying, “90 percent of current DeSantis supporters would ultimately vote for Trump should he drop out, whereas Haley’s voters would disperse to other non-Trump candidates, namely DeSantis.”

This argument is valid for DeSantis since it does show that most of Haley’s followers will go to DeSantis if Haley drops out of the race. This scenario gives the megadonors the thought that if they back DeSantis, they support the best one to run against and beat Trump from the nomination. 

It will also give a race many Republicans want with a head-to-head for the Republican nomination between Trump and DeSantis. Debates, campaigns, and rallies are all funded by their donations. 

This scenario does not mean that Trump will not be nominated. It does mean that at least three viable candidates on the Republican side give a 3 to 1 chance of the Republicans taking the presidential seat in 2024.