Mike Pence’s Eligibility for Debates in Question

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(ConservativeHub.com) – Former Vice President Mike Pence was reportedly one of the Republican presidential candidates who did not manage to generate a lot of excitement with the announcement of his second-quarter fundraising. This has led to questions about whether or not Pence is even going to be able to join the first Republican debate in August.

Pence first launched his presidential campaign on June 7. However, according to his campaign, he has so far raised only $1.2 million. The super PAC supporting his candidacy, Committed to America, has also raised $2.6 million, meaning that the second-quarter total for the former vice President has reached $3.8 million.

Pence has a long way ahead of him if he wants to win the Republican primary. His fundraising is also on the lower end, especially when compared to his GOP challengers, which has led to many of his supporters worrying about the viability of his candidacy.

A number of news outlets have reported that Former President Donald Trump managed to complete his second quarter fundraising with $35 million, doubling the amount from the first fundraising which was at $18.8 million. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has also done significantly better than Pence, as in the first six weeks of his presidential campaign he managed to raise $20 million. The super PAC supporting DeSantis, Never Back Down, has also done an impressive job fundraising, as they have managed to raise $130 million since they first launched in March.

With the first Republican presidential debate set for August 23, many are wondering whether Pence is going to be able to meet the requirements set by the Republican National Committee, which include having “200 unique donors per state or territory in 20+ states and/or territories,” according to an RNC press release.

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