President Donald Trump’s re-election marketing campaign introduced Monday that it raised greater than $30 million within the first quarter of 2019, a complete that outpaces all of his Democratic rivals and signifies he will likely be well-resourced in his bid for a second time period within the Oval Workplace.
In keeping with numbers launched Monday morning, Trump’s marketing campaign took in $30.three million and has $40.eight million money available, totals that surpass the mixed first-quarter hauls of the 2 most prolific fundraisers on the Democratic facet up to now: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Kamala Harris.
In keeping with the marketing campaign, 98.79 p.c of contributions have been lower than $200, and the typical donation was $34.26.
The marketing campaign didn’t launch the variety of particular person donors to the president’s re-election marketing campaign however claimed to “have already enlisted 100,000 new small donors in 2019,” and have “acquired a couple of million new small donors” since Trump was inaugurated in January 2017.
“Our prodigious fundraising is additional proof of President Trump’s clear document of accomplishment on behalf of the American folks,” Brad Parscale, marketing campaign supervisor for President Trump’s re-election marketing campaign, wrote in an announcement Monday. “The large assist he’s receiving is a results of ‘guarantees made, guarantees saved’ and the big attraction of his dedication to Make America Nice Once more. The President is in a vastly stronger place at this level than any earlier incumbent president working for re-election, and solely continues to construct momentum.”
Together with the numbers reported by the Trump marketing campaign, the Republican Nationwide Committee introduced Monday that it raised a further $45.eight million within the first quarter of 2019, bringing the whole pro-Trump fundraising effort to over $76 million, with $82 million money available.
Since his unlikely rise and victory within the 2016 Republican presidential major, Trump has confirmed to be a persistently productive fundraiser, and the benefits that include working as an incumbent president will probably support that prowess as he seeks a second time period.
The numbers launched by the Trump marketing campaign come as a crowded and divided Democratic subject of greater than 15 candidates are all jockeying for sources within the early levels of the race.
Sanders set the high-water fundraising mark for the Democratic subject within the first quarter, elevating $18.2 million, adopted by Harris with $12 million, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who raked in $9.four million, and (unexpectedly) South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who raised over $7 million within the first quarter of 2019.
Ultimate fundraising studies for all presidential candidates are due on Monday and will likely be parsed as one of many first tangible indicators of how broad every candidates base of assist is within the marketing campaign’s early going.
Whereas Democrats are hoping to capitalize on the passion that led to the re-taking the Home within the 2018 midterms, the preliminary numbers seem to lag behind the final time the occasion noticed a aggressive major: 2008.
Within the first quarter of 2017, each Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama raised over $25 million, albeit with out the identical variety of candidates within the race within the early levels of the marketing campaign.