Trump CATAPULTS Into 2020 Election; Raises More Cash In 24 Hours Than All Other Dem Candidates
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After announcing his re-election campaign for 2020 in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, President Trump raised more money in less than 24 hours than all the other Democratic candidates raised in the first quarter of 2019.
Ronna McDaniel of the Republican National Committee, tweeted on Wednesday that President Trump brought in a "record-breaking" $24.8 million in after the re-election kickoff rally in Florida.
"@realDonaldTrump has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election. The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen! #trump2020 #KeepAmericaGreat," she said on Twitter.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported in relation to the record numbers:
Although the exact numbers aren't yet available — the 2020 Trump campaign has yet to file any fundraising paperwork for the second quarter of 2020, and it may be months before any FEC filings reflect accurate numbers for June 18th's kickoff — at least one reporter from ABC News was able to corroborate the approximate amounts.
Will Steakin reported on Twitter that the $24 million is a combined number, taking into account money raised by both the Trump campaign — around $14 million — and the Trump Victory Fund, which collects money using Trump's name but splits the haul with the Republican National Committee. The Trump Victory Fund took in around $10 million.
The "first 24 hours" has been a common talking point in the media when Democratic candidates announced their run for president. Back when Bernie Sanders and Beto O'Rourke announced their candidacy, the media flaunted over the $6 million that each of them raised in their first 24 hours.
The Daily Wire continues:
To put it into better perspective, Trump reportedly raised more in one 24-hour period than all of the Democratic 2020 contenders raised in the first quarter of 2019, according to FEC data released last month. Before Trump held his first rally, Sanders was in the lead with $18 million raised in the first quarter, with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) a distant second at $12 million.
Because former Vice President Joe Biden entered the race after the first FEC quarter of 2019 had closed, it's difficult to quantify where Biden stands in relation to Trump, but Biden has been on a fundraising blitz since declaring his candidacy in late April, often missing Democratic round-tables and townhalls in early primary states to attend high-dollar fundraisers in Los Angeles, California and in New York City.
Monday night, at a fundraiser on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Biden reportedly raked in half a million dollars from a handful of donors, the New York Post reports, though he had to promise the "bipartisan" group that he'd refrain from raising taxes in his first term as President.
During the event, according to the Post, Biden boasted that his campaign had "raised nearly $20 million" — close, but still not in Donald Trump territory, and certainly not a 24-hour haul.
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