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Trump re-election campaign, GOP raise $105M in 2nd quarter

By Clyde Hughes
Trump re-election campaign, GOP raise $105M in 2nd quarter
The $105 million haul tops all Democratic tallies in the second quarter. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

July 2 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican Party raised more than $100 million during the second quarter of this year, GOP officials said Tuesday.

The Trump campaign and committees reported a haul of $54 million, while the Republican National Committee tallied another $51 million. The $105 million total far outpaced any Democratic rival to date and beats President Barack Obama's $86 million at this stage of in his re-election bid in 2011.

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"Our massive fundraising success is a testament to the overwhelming support for President Trump," campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. "No Democrat candidate can match this level of enthusiasm or President Trump's outstanding record of results."

RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said the fundraising has helped identify new Trump supporters online.

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"Our grassroots army is already hard at work putting us in prime position to re-elect President Trump and Republicans across the country," she said in a statement.

The second-quarter haul was reported just days after Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg announced he'd raised $25 million over the same period as his bid saw significant gains.

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"Thank you to the over 400,000 of you who have invested in this campaign, and who helped us raise over $24,800,000 this quarter alone," Buttigieg said on Twitter. "You inspire us every step of the way, and we're just getting started."

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Democratic candidate Joe Biden suggested last month he'd raised $19 million in the second quarter, after his campaign launched in April.

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