Residents of California, the heavily liberal state, have donated more money to the Trump 2020 campaign than to most Democratic candidates in the 2020 race.
Donald Trump raised $3.2 million in California since the beginning of this year, according to campaign finance data analyzed by CalMatters, nonprofit news organization focused on California issues.
“The president bested even Democratic contender Bernie Sanders in the small-donor sweepstakes,” CalMatter noted.
The only two candidates who have pulled in more from the state are Sen. Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The president even beat out former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
“Trump’s 2019 haul puts him ahead of the entire Democratic field, with two exceptions. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has raised over $7.5 million in her home state since Jan. 1 and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has received over $4.8 million in California cash,” the report explains.
According to CalMatter, at least 92.8 percent of Trump’s donations from California were made by small donors contributing less than $100. Many of these small donations came from the central region of the state, which tends to skew more conservative.
“The president has also been uniquely dependent on small donations of less than $100. They account for 93% of all itemized contributions from California, and have provided his campaign with nearly half the money he has raised in individual contributions from the state this year,” the report wrote.
Trump’s fundraising figures show the president still has a loyal base in this liberal state.