Donald Trump, RNC announce $76M raised in April

Numbers were announced at the party's Spring Finance Retreat in Palm Beach.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $76 million in April, the party announced.

“President Donald J. Trump is not only winning across every battleground state, but we are raising the resources necessary to deliver a victory in November,” said Trump Campaign senior advisers Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles in a joint statement.

“With half of the funds raised coming from small-dollar donors, it is clear that our base is energized. The Republican Party is united, and voters nationwide are ready to FIRE Joe Biden and elect President Donald J. Trump.”

The numbers were released at the RNC’s Spring Finance Retreat in Palm Beach. Trump hosted the event at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

April marked the first full month of fundraising since former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel stepped aside for Trump loyalists to head the party. In February, the national party announced North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley and Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump would serve as the RNC’s co-chairs.

“Soaring past predictions, April defied the pundits and our naysayers with a huge fundraising haul — just like President Trump has done in poll after poll,” Whatley and Lara Trump said in a statement.

“The American people are fed up with weak Joe Biden’s failed economy, border crisis and unacceptable responses to antisemitic violence spreading across college campuses nationwide. Our team will continue working every day to exceed expectations, raise the funds we need and build an unmatched party infrastructure to prove that President Trump’s momentum is unstoppable.”

A number of polls suggest Trump is leading in battleground states, including results released last week by Emerson College showing the Republican up in seven key states.

Last week, Trump also said he would rather campaign in Florida than be in a New York courtroom and suggested the state was in play. However, he has consistently led polling in his home state, as demonstrated by a FiveThirtyEight database.

If nothing else, Palm Beach’s choice for the financial retreat shows the value of attracting donors to Florida.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • History

    May 5, 2024 at 6:53 pm

    Well they feel he is the top dog in the house. Him and him alone..

    • Ron Forrest Ron

      May 6, 2024 at 9:47 am

      He truly is in the dog house.

  • Confused

    May 5, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    What’s,” the Trinidad has to go back home..and quada finist I thought they were part of the teams his people’s china’s labors and cash dollar’s you all pay me

  • Hung Wiil

    May 5, 2024 at 9:53 pm

    Another strong month of fundraising after March’s record haul. Big money, baby. Seems firing Ronna McDaniel was a great first step in righting the ship.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 6, 2024 at 9:46 am

      Big haul, yeah, but is it as big as the legal bills it’s going toward?

      When Trump says they’re coming for him because they’re coming for you, he is just conning you into paying for his legal bills via manufacturing a false feeling of solidarity between him with his legal bills and you with your social security check.

      How do folks not see this? It’s blatantly obvious.

  • Marie Rogers

    May 5, 2024 at 10:36 pm

    Paper ballots and 1 election day needs to reinstated to help restore fair elections along with voter id’s. NO non-citizens should be allowed to vote!

    • Tom

      May 6, 2024 at 7:27 am

      Non citizens can’t vote so there is not really any “should not be allowed to” option. They can’t vote already. Period. Stop with the stupid fear mongering already.

    • Ocean Joe

      May 6, 2024 at 9:23 am

      Making it harder for people to vote is the only way you folks win elections anymore. Can’t blame you for trying.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 6, 2024 at 9:42 am

      You can vote on election day. Nobody says you can’t.

      And the Diebold machines do print paper ballots. If you’d take a look at one next time you vote, you can see all the ballot question and all your answers are printed in plain English.

      Fox and OAN and them all run stories about the super scary QR codes, but the QR codes are just for the scanner. All you electoral choices are printed in plain English on your Diebold ballot, and the plain English is what’s used for recounts. But that doesn’t qualify as news for Fox and OAN etc.

      When your media outlet withholds key information about voting when running stories about voting, you really got to ask yourself “why?”

      Why don’t Conservative leaning news outlets tell you in their voting reporting that the electronic voting machines in use these days produce paper ballots that can be hand counted by humans, and ARE hand counted by humans during accuracy tests, audits of actual elections, and recounts of actual elections? Why do elected Republican reps also omit this key information when speaking of elections? Why do they lie? Why?

      • rick whitaker

        May 7, 2024 at 1:01 am

        DSF, they lie because they are a minority, the math says they have to lie to get the rest of the votes they need to win.

        • Dont Say FLA

          May 7, 2024 at 8:18 am

          Rich, shhhh!!! I know that. You know that. But the only way for election conspiracy types to know that is for them to conclude that on their own. Shhhhhhhhhh! All we can do is toss some cheese out there and hope the little mices running in the little wheels in election conspiracy brains hop off their wheels to get some cheeses for long enough that a new mouse might hop on the wheel and run it a little differently

          • Dont Say FLA

            May 7, 2024 at 8:20 am

            Sorry for the typo.. Rick! not Rich

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 6, 2024 at 7:20 am

    Trump’s first criminal trial will soon be over and he’ll be back out on the campaign trail alienating voters left and right. The trial has been a gift to him in more than just fundraising. It’s kept his trap mostly shut for 4 weeks now, allow folks to view the past through rosy tint glasses like that guy had in that current movie Civil War

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