Joe Biden jolts Donald Trump in May money chase

Joe Biden
Incumbent touts big lead in cash on hand.

General election fundraising for the President and his chief challenger has started in earnest, and Democrat Joe Biden won May’s round.

Biden raised $80.8 million between his campaign and the Democratic National Committee, while President Donald Trump raised $74 million between his campaign, the Republican National Committee, and what a media release Saturday billed as “authorized joint fundraising committees.”

Despite Biden’s May cash advantage, the Trump campaign projects confidence, citing a “record” haul in the month and noting a sizable cash on hand advantage that the former Vice President and United States Senator from Delaware has yet to substantially erode.

Trump’s campaign says that “with $265 million cash on hand, [t]he Republican war chest continues to dwarf that of Joe Biden and the Democrats. The latest data available for the Biden campaign shows a cash on hand sum of just $100 million.”

Quotes provided by the Trump campaign excise the Biden May advantage, taking a more holistic view.

“After yet another massive fundraising haul, it remains clear that the enthusiasm behind President Trump’s re-election campaign goes unmatched.  While Sleepy Joe Biden lobs ineffective partisan attacks from the shadows of his basement, President Trump is leading The Great American Comeback and he is drawing support from every corner of this country,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.

“President Trump’s consistent leadership and unprecedented actions during this challenging time has undoubtedly resonated with the American people.  Support across the country continues to pour in, helping us to build an unparalleled operation that will deliver victories up and down the ballot in November,” exuded RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

Indications were that Biden would carry the month, given a leaked letter to supporters last week in which Biden professed to be “in awe” of his May haul.

“I’m in awe of this sum of money. Just a few months ago, people were ready to write this campaign off. Now, we are making huge dents in Donald Trump’s warchest. Every single dollar is going to make sure he is only a one-term president,” Biden asserted.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • S.B. Anthony

    June 20, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Whatever Parscale and McDaniel are on, it should be and probably is illegal. Anyone who’d read the crap coming out of their mouths has to be a moron. Not sure what country they’re talking about, but this country is vehemently anti-Don the Con (other than his small base of whack jobs).

  • Kelly In Neptune

    June 20, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    The only thing I can come up with is Republicans are hoping that if they keep telling their lies, then the rest of the country will eventually believe them. Not a great campaign strategy in my mind. Anyways, I have a group of friends who are Republican, I am a Democrat. We all volunteered in the 2016 and 2018 campaigns.

    ALL 8 of my GOP friends are voting for Biden. They are sick of the corruption, the incompetence, the inherent racism, and the gross mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Washington Republicans are living in a very different reality than the rest of us. They can deny the polls but those polls are all pointing to one very likely conclusion: Trump is headed for a landslide loss, and he’ll be the reason a number of GOP Senators and House members who are standing with him lose are defeated as well.

  • kenneth

    June 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    How do you like Democrat Socialism? just like the third world isn’t it. Democrat Governor’s & Mayors ordering Police to stand down while the city is looted, burned citizens beaten in the streets. police stations actually taken over and allowed to occupy.

    What do these Mayors & Governors have in common?………

    Tom Wolf (Gov PA), Jim Kenney (Mayor Philadelphia), JB Pritzker (Gov Il), Lori Lightfoot (Mayor Chicago), Gavin Newsom (Gov CA) Kate Brown (Gov OR), Ted Wheeler (Mayor Portland OR), Jay Inslee (Gov WA), Jenny Durkan (Mayor Seattle), Andrew Cuomo (Gov NY), Bill Di Blasio, (Mayor NY) Tim Walz (Gov MN) Jacob Frey (Mayor MN), Lyda Krewson (Mayor St. Louis), Gretchen Whitmer (Gov MI), Mike Duggan (Mayor Detroit) , Keisha Bottoms (Mayor Atlanta GA)

    All are Democrats who kept the economy in their states and cities closed as long as they could (many still are) and ordered Police in their cities to stand down.

    There is no moderate wing of the Democrat party people and they really don’t care about taxpayers except for their vote. If you vote for Joe Biden, you are voting for Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren’s far left platform.. Joe will follow the radical left’s agenda or Joe won’t get the support (and he is of) Nancy Pelosi, Val Demings, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Valerie Jarrett,. Rashida Talib, Stacy Abrams, Ayanna Pressley, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Tom Perez, Maxine Waters, Al Green, and llhan Omar.

    This is the core of the socialists leftist wing of the Democrat party in Washington and they are firmly in charge.

    Democrat Platform & Goals: Democrats want to make this election all about President Trump. NOT their platform & Goals. At least know who & what you are voting for.

    *End all deportations of illegal aliens, if you get here, you stay. Bernie’s website calls it a “moratorium” on deportations.

    *Citizenship for 20 to 50 million illegal aliens, DACA & TPS recipients with a cost of billions.

    *Massive tax increases. All Democrat candidates have committed to tax increases of various amounts.

    *Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green new deal.(which would create massive unemployment, 100,000 jobs estimated in the transportation industry alone.) Joe Biden supports.

    *De-fund & terminate border patrol & ICE.

    *Free Health Care for Illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients (taxpayer funded with one estimate at 52 trillion)

    *Ending of all private / employer based health care. “Medicare for all”, Feds run everything.

    *Illegal Aliens eligible for welfare & food stamps. (Elizabeth Warrens plan adopted)

    *Reparations for race’s harmed by Caucasians. Joe Biden committed to “Reverend” Al Sharpton’s, support for Sheila Jackson Lee’s racist reparations bill in the House. Basically a tax will be levied on all Caucasians in America. (you can’t make this stuff up)

    *Sanctuary Cities & States. Joe Biden supports sanctuary city’s.

    *Free college for all, including illegal aliens (taxpayer funded estimates in the billions. Bernie Sanders plan adopted.

    *Decriminalization of illegal entry into our country.

    *Open Borders.

    *Drivers Licenses for illegal aliens (already happening in states with Democrat leadership.

    *Late term abortions up to 9 months.

    *Ending of all private / employer based health care. “Medicare for all”, Feds run everything.
    *DACA & TPS citizenship.

    * Destruction and erasing our history.

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