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Presidential Candidate Ryan Binkley Exceeds Donors Required for Republican Primary Debate in Milwaukee Wednesday

Campaign Reports 46,723 Donors – More Than Needed To Qualify for Debate

DALLAS, TEXAS (Aug. 20, 2023)–Presidential candidate Ryan Binkley is enjoying a groundswell of support as he prepares for his upcoming trip to Milwaukee, which is hosting the first Republican presidential primary debate.

“In the last few weeks, we’ve been sharing more about the message in my heart – to see our country get united and solve our biggest problems,” said Binkley, a Dallas businessman and pastor. “This message is resonating with people everywhere we go. We are getting thousands of new donors every day. People are ready for our vision.”

After Binkley released his 7-Year Economic RESCUE Plan and Border Security and Dignity Plan in August, the campaign picked up tens of thousands of new donors. Donor totals are critical to qualify for the first presidential primary debate in Milwaukee on Aug. 23, because the Republican National Committee requires that candidates gather at least 40,000 unique donors. Based on reporting from the accounting company tabulating Binkley’s donations, the campaign currently has 46,723 unique donors. 

“There’s a movement happening,” Binkley said. “We’re so divided. So many things are broken. We expect to be at the debate because America is ready for something new: a vision and plan to unify our country and solve our greatest problems.”

Since releasing his plans to balance the budget and reform immigration policy, Binkley’s campaign has been averaging more than 2,500 new donors a day, an explosion of support compared to last month. The Binley campaign is now on track to gain the necessary donors needed for the second debate, which is 50,000, by the end of this week. The donations have poured in as a result of earnest conversations. Binkley made the decision not to offer a $20 gift card in exchange for a $1 donation as other candidates have done to qualify.

“We tried offering the gift cards for one day in the field, and we shut it down because it didn’t feel right. It didn’t align with our values,” Binkley said. “Instead, we’re building grassroots momentum through the power of sharing ideas. The approach is getting four times the amount of donors we were getting through advertising.”

When Binkley launched his presidential bid in late April, he had no national name recognition and no campaign infrastructure. After bringing on a couple dozen full-time staffers and traveling every week to events in Iowa, New Hampshire, Texas and elsewhere, Binkley is now attracting bigger and bigger crowds, donations and support for his vision.

“I’m running because of a vision to really change the culture of our country and create a new era for America. We are offering solutions, and people are taking notice,” Binkley said. “Our federal budget is out of control, and our nation’s credit is getting downgraded. We need someone who knows finance. I’m a CEO of a financial investment bank, a middle-market company in Dallas with about 400 employees.”

Binkley is co-founder and CEO of the mergers and acquisitions firm Generational Group. Under his leadership, Generational Group has grown to 16 offices in North America and has sold over 8 billion dollars’ worth of businesses. He and his wife, Ellie, founded Create Church, also in the Dallas area, to care for all members of the community through teaching God’s word, urban missions, food drives, youth ministry and marriage support. As the founder of The Way to Freedom nonprofit, Binkley has combined the wisdom of a businessman and the heart of a pastor to generate fresh, creative ideas to foster unity and solve our nation’s problems.

Members of the media are invited to follow Binkley on the campaign trail, view his online press kit, and schedule a one-on-one interview by contacting his campaign press office at or 214-494-1792.