Trump Campaign Continues Setting Fundraising Records
Republicans dominating Democrats in fundraising has been the norm for the past half-decade, and that trend is continuing uninterrupted, even as the coronavirus has diverted people’s attention away from the election, reducing donations in the process.
As reported by the Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign reported Monday morning that it had raised $212 million in the first quarter of 2020.
The figure, raised by the campaign, the Republican National Committee and joint fundraising committees, was a $56 million increase from Q4 haul in 2019. $63 million was hauled in during March alone, bringing the campaign’s total for the 2020 election cycle to $677 million.
The new fundraising numbers come as a super PAC dedicated to Trump’s reelection is ramping up advertising campaigns in several battleground states.
America First Action announced nearly $40 million in ad buys in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The PAC is expected to spend $300 million in battleground advertisments.
While March’s fundraising total of $63 million represented a slowing from the $86+ million raised in February, it was still Trump’s second best fundraising month ever, and contributed towards maintaining his massive fundraising lead against his competition.
Fueled by impeachment hysteria, the Republican National Committee closed out 2019 with their best fundraising month on record for a non-election year. The Committee raised $26.5 million in December, a $6 million increase from the month prior.