President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican Party raised total $105 million during the second fundraising quarter, giving the president a big advantage over a crowd of Democratic rivals, CNBC reported.
The sums include $54 million raised by the Trump campaign and his joint fundraising committees with the GOP, and $51 million collected by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the campaign said Tuesday, July 2.
The campaign said they ended June with $100 million in cash on hand, including $56 million from the Trump campaign.
The money will likely be used to push into voter engagement on digital platforms, social media, and television as the election draws closer.
The Associated Press cited Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale as saying the cash proves “a testament to the overwhelming support” for the president, and that none of the Democrats competitors in the 2020 election can match his fundraising prowess or the level of enthusiasm for him.
About two dozen Democratic candidates are competing for the right to challenge President Trump, so they are dividing the money and support and even attacking each other.
Among those Democrats, Bernie Sanders’s campaign said Tuesday he raised $18 million during the second fundraising quarter.
Pete Buttigieg, another Democratic presidential hopeful, raised $24 million during the same period.
Campaigns have until July 15 to report their fundraising totals to the Federal Election Commission.