DALLAS, TEXAS (August 9, 2023)–Businessman, pastor and presidential candidate Ryan Binkley has been telling supporters across the country to believe in his vision for a better future, and they’ve responded by the thousands to support his campaign with critical donations needed to get to the debate.
“We’re making some waves. People are engaged. They want something different. They want something new,” Binkley said about the incredible response to his message. “It’s really been great to just talk. They want to talk about the border, our budget. How are we going to fix education today? How are we going to end the war in Ukraine? I’ve never seen so many people who truly love our country. It’s wonderful.”
Like many of the Republican presidential candidates, Binkley was facing an uphill challenge to gather the minimum 40,000 unique donors needed to qualify for the first Republican presidential primary debate in Milwaukee, Wis., on August 23. To overcome this hurdle, the campaign has retained a large number of field workers across the country to canvas neighborhoods and other public spaces, spreading Binkley’s message of unity and accountability, and the donations began pouring in.
The Binkley campaign is now on track to hit its goal by the debate deadline, after the field teams reported 10,000 new individuals have donated in the past week as a result of earnest conversations.
“We’re building grassroots momentum through the power of sharing ideas,” Binkley said. “The approach is getting four times the amount of donors we were getting through online advertising, although that remains a component of attracting donors.”
By employing a ground team, Binkley is using his resources to benefit young people and others who are learning about the power of the political process while earning money. One campaign worker said his position with the Binkley campaign provided the funds to save his car from being repossessed, after leaving a competing campaign because he wasn’t receiving wages in a timely manner. Now he’s paying his bills by touting Binkley’s plans for cultural revival and fiscal responsibility.
“I remember the day when Republicans used to stand for fiscal conservatism, when we used to spend less money and pay attention to our budgets,” Binkley said. “We have lost our way. We have to get back to that. It’s a big part of our platform.”
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 showing up in national polls, another criteria needed to qualify for the debate.
Binkley earned 1% among registered voters in a Harvard CAPS / Harris national poll, equal to Asa Hutchinson and Doug Burgum and surpassing four other long-shot candidates (Perry Johnson, Larry Elder, Will Hurd, Francis Suarez). An internal poll of Republican primary contenders showed Binkley with 1% of the vote, even with Chris Christie and outpacing Johnson, Elder, Hutchinson, Hurd and Suarez based on responses from 500 likely Iowa Republican caucus participants.
Binkley is co-founder and CEO of the mergers and acquisitions firm Generational Group. Under his leadership, Generational Group has grown to nearly 400 employees through 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 press@Binkley2024.com or 214-494-1792.