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Washington - Trump Campaign Raises $24.8M In Less Than 24 Hours

Published on: June 19, 2019 01:56 PM
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

Washington - President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course of months.

The staggering total was announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning by Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. She declared that it was proof that “enthusiasm across the country for this president is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen.”

Trump’s massive haul is a demonstration of the power of incumbency, underscoring simmering Democratic worries they are not doing enough to prepare for the matchup with Trump. It’s also a sign that Trump’s fundraising operation is already in high gear at a time when many Democratic donors have yet to engage and their party contends with a sprawling primary that has drawn more than 20 candidates.

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Many Democratic White House candidates have hyped their fundraising pulls in the 24 hours after launching their campaign. Former Vice President Joe Biden reported a $6.3 million haul in the first 24 hours, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke took in $6.1 million and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reported $5.9 million.

Trump beat all three combined, including the front-runner Biden, whom he bested by nearly fourfold.

Still, his campaign has yet to release a breakdown of how he raised the money, leaving it unclear how much was raised from wealthy Republican megadonors, versus grassroots supporters who chipped in a few dollars online.

But the cash will add to the existing gulf in resources between Republicans and Democrats.

Trump already reported $48.7 million cash on hand at the end of March, spread across three committees tied to his campaign. The Republican National Committee had an additional $34.7 million during the same period.

The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, had just $7.5 million with $6.2 million in debt, records show.



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 Jun 19, 2019 at 02:06 PM Anonymous Says:

He raised more than all the top democrats combined.

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 Jun 19, 2019 at 04:13 PM Frumsanity Says:

Such enthusiasm is a bad sign for dems

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 Jun 19, 2019 at 06:35 PM Butterfly Says:

Which bank did he rob and is he going to pay the Govt the 7 million dollars he owes from the balls that he made? It is open on the books!!

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 Jun 19, 2019 at 09:29 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Butterfly Says:

Which bank did he rob and is he going to pay the Govt the 7 million dollars he owes from the balls that he made? It is open on the books!!

As president he is entitled to make any ball he wants. Too paid he ain't repaying anything and stop kvetching!

Keep America great!

Trump 2020!

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 Jun 20, 2019 at 08:50 AM qazxc Says:

Wasn't he the candidate who was so rich and so independent that he was going to pay for his own campaign? Of was that a different orange candidate?

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 Jun 20, 2019 at 06:03 PM Trump 2020! Says:

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Anonymous Says:

He raised more than all the top democrats combined.

That shows that a majority of the American people are level headed, smart and patriotic! Can’t say the same for the liberals suffering from obsessive TDS!

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 Jun 20, 2019 at 06:04 PM qaxcz=hashomer Says:

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qazxc Says:

Wasn't he the candidate who was so rich and so independent that he was going to pay for his own campaign? Of was that a different orange candidate?

And aren’t you hashomer, and why are you hiding behind so many screen names? Duh.

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