Donald Trump reelection campaign touts $105 million combined quarter

Includes money raised by RNC, DJT for President, and MAGA super PAC

National Republicans, President Donald Trump‘s reelection campaign and Trump’s joint fundraising committees combined to raise more than $100 million during the second quarter of 2019, Trump’s committee announced Tuesday.

Exact amounts for each entity will be reported later this month as the Federal Election Commission officially posts campaign fundraising for parties, campaigns and political committees for the period of April, May, and June of this year. Until then, the Donald J. Trump for President campaign committee is announcing the combined haul, calling it record-breaking, at least for the Republican National Committee.

Trump’s committee and the RNC cited expanded and more sophisticated online fundraising and base-building for the second-quarter performance.

The quarterly reports, which will be posted in a couple of weeks, also cover big fundraising events, including Trump’s $100,000 per person fundraiser in South Florida two weeks ago.

The Trump reelection committee announced that it and the Trump Makes America Great Again Committee and Trump Victory, two joint fundraising committees, combined to raise $54 million during the second quarter, while the RNC raised another $51 million. The committee did not offer splits on the money raised.

Trump is facing more than 20 Democrats in the fundraising world. Just one, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, announced Monday that his campaign had raised more than $24 million in the second quater, roughly half of what what Trump and his super PAC combined to raise.

Donald J. Trump for President, which entered the second quarter with $40 million in the bank, ended the second quater with $56 million in the bank, according to a news release from the committee. The RNC entered July with $44 million in the bank, according to the news release.

“Our massive fundraising success is a testament to the overwhelming support for President Trump,” Brad Parscale, Campaign Manager for Donald J. Trump for President stated in the release. “No Democrat candidate can match this level of enthusiasm or President Trump’s outstanding record of results.”

The RNC said it has been tapping new “troves” of supporters on line, broadening grassroots support.

“The RNC’s record-breaking fundraising has allowed us to identify troves of new supporters online and continue investing in our unprecedented field program,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Our grassroots army is already hard at work–putting us in prime position to re-elect President Trump and Republicans across the country.”

According to the news release, the three committees, Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Makes America Great Again Committee,  Trump Victory, and the RNC, have:

— Doubled their digital investment from $31 million to $62 million.

— Raised more online in the second quarter of 2019 than the first half of 2018.

— Invested $35 million into their digital and email prospecting efforts in the second quarter of 2019, a 150 percent increase from the same point in the second quarter of 2018.

— Increased investment online by 26 percent from the first quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2018.

Scott Powers

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