The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $125 million in the third-quarter with more than $156 million in cash on hand, smashing previous fundraising amounts and setting a new record.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, “Boycotts from Hollywood liberals and Democrat’s shameful attacks on private citizens, along with unprecedented support for our president,” helped to boost the campaign efforts.
“We are investing millions on the airwaves and on the ground to hold House Democrats accountable, highlight their obstruction, and take back the House and reelect President Trump in 2020,” McDaniel told Fox News.
Meanwhile, three contenders challenging President Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary trail far behind.
The former Republican governor of Massachusetts, Bill Weld ended the quarter with around $200,000 on hand. Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh raised just over $129,000 in the third quarter but had a loan of $100,000. the former governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, raised $58,000, according to ABC News.
The Trump campaign’s numbers also eclipse his Democratic presidential rivals’ combined total raised in the third quarter.
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads the pack with $25.3 million, Elisabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised $24.6 million, The mayor of Sound Bend Pete Buttigieg had $19.1 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden came next with $15.2 million.
Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said that hurdles from Democrats will do nothing but help to pave an “unstoppable path to victory in November 2020.”
“The president’s record of accomplishments is generating tremendous enthusiasm, and the Democrats’ reckless, illegitimate, partisan impeachment farce has his supporters even more fired up,” he said. “The campaign and our partnership with the RNC have never been stronger.”