Tim Scott raised $6.1 million for the presidential campaign in the second quarter



Sen. Tim Scott, RS.C., raised $6.1 million for his presidential campaign in the second quarter, a campaign spokesman said.

It marks Scott’s first financial report since he launched into the 2024 presidential race with an exploratory committee in early April. It has spent heavily since then on TV and radio advertising — more than $5.5 million in spending and future ad bookings so far, according to AdImpact — making it the highest-spending campaign on the airwaves yet.

Scott’s campaign got off to a fast-spending start because he transferred a sizeable sum from his Senate account to finance his presidential bid.

The campaign spokesman said Scott had $21 million in cash at the end of June, which is slightly less than the nearly $22 million Scott had in his Senate account at the end of March.

Meanwhile, TIM PAC, Trust in the Mission PAC, the super PAC supporting Scott’s presidential bid, told NBC News it raised nearly $19.3 million in the second quarter and has more than $15 million available after starting its own advertising. television in recent months. .

The new financial statement was first reported by Fox News.

That’s a lower campaign total than at least one other 2024 rival: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign announced a $20 million fundraiser when it jumped into the race last quarter. Former President Donald Trump, for his part, announced raising $35 million for his campaign and his PAC, though his political operation did not announce how much he invested in each entity.

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