Political groups supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich have raised $11.5 million in approximately two months.
New Day for America, one of the Kasich-aligned groups helping rake in the big bucks only began fundraising for the potential presidential candidate on May 1, according to a release.
"In just over 8 weeks, we've exceeded our initial fundraising goal by over a million dollars," said New Day for America executive director Matt Carle in a statement. "The response to Governor Kasich's message has been strong. Supporters are looking for a record of accomplishment and someone who looks out for all Americans. That's what they are seeing when they look at Governor Kasich and why we've already received millions in additional commitments already pledged."
The sizable fundraising haul comes as a welcome asset to Kasich who has not performed well in early polls. The governor receives the support of fewer than two percent of Republican primary voters, according to Real Clear Politics average of polls.
Kasich is expected to make his intentions public later this month in Columbus, Ohio, and may look to leverage the timing of his announcement to propel him into the first GOP presidential debate hosted by his former employer, Fox News, in August.