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Monday, October 14, 2019
HomeNewsElectionsTrump, RNC Are Stomping 2020 Democratic Opponents, DNC in Fundraising

Trump, RNC Are Stomping 2020 Democratic Opponents, DNC in Fundraising

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks at a December 2017 fundraiser in New York with President Donald Trump. (Photo: SS)
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks at a December 2017 fundraiser in New York with President Donald Trump. (Photo: SS)
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks at a December 2017 fundraiser in New York with President Donald Trump. (Photo: SS)

President Donald Trump and Republicans are posting significantly larger fundraising totals than 2020 Democratic opponents and the Democratic Party.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a total $20.8 million in June, the most ever for that month outside of an election year. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised just $8.5 million.

PartyJuneQ2DebtCycle to Date
RNC$20.8M$51M$0$97.1M
DNC$8.5MN/A$5.7M$44M

It’s not clear how much the DNC raised in the second quarter (Q2) 2019. But the RNC took in $51 million, more than the $45.8 million Republicans raised in Q1 2019. Republican have far more cash-on-hand and no debt.

Since RNC Chairwoman McDaniel took the helm at the beginning of 2017, the party raised more than $400 million. By comparison, the DNC hauled in $212 million during that period. The RNC raised $97.1 million for the cycle and boasted a whopping $43.5 million cash-on-hand in June.

Meanwhile, 2020 Democratic hopefuls continue to lag behind President Trump in fundraising, with the president raising the vast majority from low-dollar contributions.

CandidateQ2
Donald J. Trump$54
Pete Buttigieg$24.9M
Joe Biden$22M
Elizabeth Warren$19.2M
Bernie Sanders$18M
Kamala Harris$11.8M

Combined, the Trump Campaign and RNC joint fundraising efforts raised $105 million in Q2. A $54 million fundraising haul came from the campaign and committees, roughly $10 million more than the combined total of the five leading Democratic candidates.

President Trump raised a record $24.8 million for his re-election campaign in less than 24 hours of his announcement in June, more than four of those candidates’ totals for the entire quarter.

As People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) previously reported, roughly 98.5% of contributions to the Trump Campaign in Q4 2018 came from donations of $200 or less. In Q1 2019, that percentage ticked slightly higher to 98.79%.

The Q4 2019 total was nearly $10 million more than Q4 2018. The Trump Campaign had nearly 21 times more cash-on-hand than the Obama Campaign at that point in the re-election cycle.

The Trump Campaign and RNC’s joint fundraising committees have added 100,000 new small donors so far in 2019, and more than one million new small donors since Inauguration Day.

Written by
Staff Writing Group

Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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    Good news, but we need to remain vigilant. Remember how much money crooked Hillary raised and it didn’t help. We need to get out and vote for President Trump and Republicans. Let’s not let good fundraising news lull us into complacency.

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    Folks know a leader when a leader leads. President Trump is leading for the country, America, and
    not for self first. That is usually where a leader stands out.

    Thank you, President Trump.

    And unless the DIms can ‘out-vote’ the valid vote, President Trump should win with a larger electoral
    vote in 2020, and with a majority vote.

    fch sends

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    Folks know a leader when a leader leads. President Trump is leading for the country, America, and
    not for self first. That is usually where a leader stands out. And unless the DIMs can get enough
    illegal votes, President Trump should be looking to move out in 2025, and not before.

    Thank you, President Trump. And thank the Lord our God for him.

    fch sends

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    Well, I’m glad to see the actual figures. This is a 180 degree difference when compared to the whining, begging, and desperate emails screaming for money from the Republicans, that the dims are outraising them at every turn, and won’t I PLEASE send in $$$?

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    We need young people on the ground to get out the vote.

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    Graet but better focus on stomping them with respect to absentee ballots and ballot harvesting.

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