The Trump campaign amassed a vast $30 million reelection war chest at the start of 2019, as much as the top 2 Democrat challengers combined

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has amassed $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, the campaign told news outlets Sunday.
The campaign now has $40 million on hand to fund the president’s re-election, with a further $46 million raised by the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Most of the campaign’s money was raised by small donations of $200 or less, the Associated Press reported.
Trump’s campaign manager described the president as “in a vastly stronger position at this point than any previous incumbent president.”
Breaking with precedent, Trump began his re-election campaign months after taking office.
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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has amassed a huge $30 million war chest in the first three months of 2019, with the sum equalling that raised by the top two Democrat challengers in 2020 combined.

Having raised $10 million at the end of 2018, the Trump campaign revealed to news outlets Sunday that it now has a total of $40 million cash on hand, with a further $45 million in total raised by the Republican National Committee in the first quarter.

The sum starkly highlights the financial advantage the Trump campaign has over the jostling crowd of Democrats seeking to take on the president in 2020.

The top two Democratic candidates in terms of fundraising, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, have raised just $30 million between them. Vermont senator Sanders has raised $18.2 million in the first quarter, while California senator Harris pulled in $12 million in the quarter.

More Democrats will be revealing their first quarter fundraising sums on Monday, the deadline for Federal Election Commission fundraising and spending disclosures.

Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, told the Associated Press that Trump was building pace as he fights for his re-election.

Trump is in “a vastly stronger position at this point …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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