Trump reelection campaign says it raised $30M in first quarter
September 9, 2020
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s 2020 reelection campaign says it has raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, more than the top two Democratic candidates combined, according to multiple reports.
Trump’s first quarter fundraising haul brings its cash on hand to more than $40 million, a historic amount for this point in a reelection campaign.
The top two Democratic candidates in fundraising were Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), with more than $18 million, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.), who brought in roughly $12 million.
The Trump campaign told The Associated Press that nearly 99 percent of the donations it received were of $200 or less. The average donation was about $34.
Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, told the AP that Trump’s first quarter fundraising shows he “is in a vastly stronger position at this point than any previous incumbent president running for re-election, and only continues to build momentum.”
The Hill has reached out to Trump’s reelection campaign for comment.
Trump officially started his reelection campaign almost immediately after taking office in 2017. He has set a $1 billion fundraising goal for the reelection effort.
Additionally, the Republican National Committee raised over $45 million in the first quarter of 2019, the best non-election year ever for the GOP’s campaign arm.
The AP reports Trump has not used any of his own money on his 2020 reelection effort, a sharp contrast to 2016, when Trump was largely self-funded through the Republican primaries before taking outside money in the general election.