This marked the largest digital fundraising day in the campaign’s history.
The campaign raised 30% more and reactivated 20% more past donors than the last debates. October is Trump’s largest digital fundraising month.
“In the final days of 2016 we saw a surge in online donations which preceded a rise in public polling, leading directly to victory,” said Gary Coby, Trump 2020 digital director.
He added, “That surge is here again – triple in size and a week earlier than in 2016!”
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel attributed the spike in campaign contributions to Trump’s debate performance.
“President Trump’s stellar performance at last night’s debate motivated supporters to contribute in a historic way,” McDaniel said.
She continued, “Last night, voters saw exactly what is at stake in this election: four more years of strengthening the economy, protecting American jobs, and revamping our broken health care system under President Trump versus Joe Biden’s ‘dark winter’ vision for America. With only 11 days left until the most important election of our lifetimes, Trump Victory is using every resource to mobilize our volunteer army, reach every last voter, and deliver historic wins for President Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot.”
According to the campaign, some of its new funds will go into an ad buy in Minnesota.
“The new buy is going to be a heavy buy. I emphasize heavy,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said.
He continued, “You won’t be able to turn on the TV without seeing a Trump ad.”
Despite Trump’s online fundraising success, Biden maintains a major cash advantage over him with less than two weeks until the presidential election, as IJR previously reported.
Between Oct. 1-14 Biden raised around $130 million compared to Trump’s roughly $44 million.
The former vice president had $162 million in the bank with about two weeks to go until the election. Trump held about $44 million in cash.
According to a few post-debate polls, Biden came out on top after the final debate, as IJR previously reported.
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