UPDATED 8:32 AM PT – Friday, May 7, 2021
Pro-Trump businessman Bernie Moreno has reportedly raised more than $1 million in the first month of campaigning in a bid to replace retiring Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman.
Moreno’s campaign announced these numbers on Friday. Since his official campaign launch on April 6, Moreno matched what his opponents, Josh Mandel and Jane Timken, had done in three months in as short as 30 days. Moreno said he did not accept any corporate PAC money and the funds were raised solely from individual donations.
I’m running for the U.S. Senate. Here’s why this fight is personal to me: pic.twitter.com/C7BFOk0r8t
— Bernie Moreno (@berniemoreno) April 6, 2021
The political outsider believes President Trump has had the most impact of any president since Ronald Reagan and supports the 45th president’s views on immigration. In a press release from Moreno, he said he’s running to “stop socialism, end cancel culture, enact term limits and protect the victories of Donald J. Trump.”
Ric Grenell, a former cabinet member and ambassador to President Trump, noted “this incredibly fast outpouring shows that Ohio has a new front runner who is also supported by some of Trump’s closest advisors.”