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RFK Jr. Has Millions On Hand To Fund 2024 Independent Run

•, by Austin Alonzo h

In an email to The Epoch Times, the Kennedy campaign's press secretary Stefanie Spear said the current focus is "getting Mr. Kennedy on the ballot in all 50 states."

"We are spending most of our money on setting up field offices in every state, organizing volunteers, and organizing rallies," Ms. Spear said.

Since announcing his intent to run as an independent rather than a Democrat in October, Mr. Kennedy has made 13 official campaign appearances in South Carolina, Maryland, Maine, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

At the end of September, the last time the Federal Election Commission released fundraising data for presidential campaigns and affiliated political action committees, Mr. Kennedy had raised $15 million.

According to FEC filings, Mr. Kennedy's principal campaign committee, Team Kennedy, had about $6.1 million on hand at the end of September. It had spent about $8.9 million.

By comparison, Mr. Kennedy's campaign had more cash on hand at the end of September than Republican Party candidates Vivek Ramaswamy, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

Outside Support

A fund supporting Mr. Kennedy, American Values 2024, said it had raised about $9.8 million in 2023 when its midyear report was filed with the FEC. It is a super political action committee (super PAC), meaning it can raise unlimited amounts of money but cannot directly coordinate with the candidate or campaign.