Chris Christie's presidential campaign raises $1.65 million in second quarter

Chris Christie, former New Jersey Governor, raised $1.65 million for his 2024 presidential campaign in the second quarter of the year.

The disclosure deadline for the second quarter was on June 30.

Christie announced his campaign last month and has been actively fundraising since then.

He garnered support from 40,000 unique donors within 35 days of launching his campaign.

Christie's strong fundraising numbers indicate a growing base of support for his presidential bid.

By reaching the threshold of 40,000 donors, Christie is on track to qualify for the upcoming Republican presidential debate.

The Republican National Committee sets criteria for candidates to qualify for the debate, including polling at 1% in three qualifying national polls or two national polls and one qualifying early state poll.

The first GOP presidential primary debate is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 23.

Christie's fundraising success and growing donor base demonstrate his ability to compete and gain momentum in the 2024 presidential race.