Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Raises Over $6 Million in Second Quarter Fundraising

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has brought in more than $6 million in fundraising since launching his Democratic presidential primary challenge against President Biden on April 19, his campaign announced on Thursday.

Kennedy’s campaign proudly shared that the environmental lawyer and vocal vaccine critic achieved an impressive average of ” $1 million a day” in fundraising during the final three days of the second quarter, which concluded on June 30.

At the end of the second quarter, the campaign reported having $3 million in cash on hand.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at city hall in Nashua, New Hampshire

Former Ohio Rep. Dennis Kuncinich, Kennedy’s campaign manager, stated that the strong fundraising results signify “the public’s support for a courageous, authentic truth-teller. We are hearing again and again that Mr. Kennedy is catching on because the public is fed up with the media smears. People are answering the attacks by opening up their wallets.”

Fundraising, along with polling, is an important indicator of a candidate’s popularity and campaign strength. The funds raised can be allocated towards travel, advertisements, and voter outreach efforts.

In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, Kennedy expressed his belief that “the mainstream media has dismissed my candidacy as an irrelevancy.”

Even though Kennedy, a member of the renowned Kennedy family, is trailing far behind Biden in the latest polls for the Democratic presidential nomination, he has managed to secure a significant portion of support, with most surveys placing him in the teens. Biden currently holds 64% support among likely Democratic presidential primary voters, while Kennedy stands at 17% and spiritual adviser and best-selling author Marianne Williamson follows at 10%.

While facing concerns over his age and physical and mental stamina, 80-year-old Biden remains the frontrunner for his party’s nomination. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has expressed its complete support for Biden’s re-election campaign, with no primary debates scheduled between Biden, Kennedy, and Williamson.

Last presidential election cycle, the Republican National Committee took a similar approach by not organizing any primary debates as then-President Trump faced a couple of long-shot GOP challengers.

The fundraising figures for the second quarter of 2023 from President Biden’s re-election campaign and Marianne Williamson’s campaign are yet to be released. Candidates have until July 15 to file their fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission.

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