The former mayor of Bayelsas hometown of Santa Rosa has raised more than $1.4 million for her bid for the presidency, a campaign source told Fox News.
Maria de los Santos was named Bayelsan for the first time Tuesday in a televised televised town hall meeting hosted by Fox News Channel, Fox 5 reported.
Bayels is one of several Bayelsans vying for the U.S. presidency.
In the most recent presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump called Bayels a “loser.”
Bayels said she doesn’t know if Trump has a “political future,” but “he’s a loser.”
Bayles has made it clear she will not be running in 2020.
The former president said he didn’t believe Bayels would be the first woman to win a presidential election.
She also didn’t rule out running in 2022, when she has said she will step down.
She’s also running in 2016, when her father is still in office.
She will not say how much money she has raised so far.
Bayles was elected mayor in 2016.
She served two terms before stepping down in 2018 to focus on her role as the CEO of a company.
She said she plans to spend more time in the public eye as president.
Baylosa is the first openly gay elected official in the country.
She has received more than 100,000 emails, calls and letters, most of them supportive of her campaign, according to a Bayelssa source who asked not to be identified because she is not authorized to discuss fundraising.
Baylets campaign website says the former mayor is running to become the next president of the United States.
Baylsa was elected to her second term in February 2019, after serving two terms as mayor.
She was sworn in on Feb. 4.
BayELSSA has raised about $1,000,000 for her campaign so far, according the source.
Baylisas most recent campaign contribution was about $50,000 in March.
The Bayels are running against the Democratic Party, which has endorsed former President Joe Biden for president.
Biden won the presidency with 55 percent of the vote in 2016 and former President Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton by a slim margin.
In a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, Bayels was viewed favorably by a majority of Americans, according a Fox News poll released earlier this month.
Bayel was endorsed by the Democratic National Committee in March, according To Fox News, Bayel received a standing ovation as she was sworn into office.
The president said at the time that Bayels’ endorsement was “a major honor for me and a big honor for Bayels.
Bayes was reelected mayor of Santa Rosas last year, after the city council was reorganized after the deaths of two council members and a police officer.