Trump and Republicans Are Flushed With Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Heading Into 2020

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are loaded with cash.

In 2019 alone, Trump, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and two joint fundraising committees brought in a mindboggling $463 million. In the last three months of the year, they pulled in $154 million together, money they say came as a backlash to impeachment.

Of the $154 million, some $72 million was brought in by the RNC, which hauled large checks from wealthy donors, according to The Washington Post. Another $46 million was raised by Trump’s re-election campaign and the rest was brought in by the two joint fundraising committees. Together, Trump and the RNC will head into the 2020 election with nearly $200 million of cash on hand, a “war chest” that will be far greater than what Democrats can muster.

“President Trump’s unwavering commitment to keeping his promises to the American people has propelled us to break fundraising records again this quarter,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “Democrats’ baseless impeachment charade has only made support for President Trump stronger.”

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The news of the RNC-Trump combination comes after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other top Democrats revealed their own Q4 fundraising from 2019.

Sanders led the pack by raising $34.5 million. His fundraising, combined with some of the top Democrats in the 2020 field — former Vice President Joe Biden ($22.7 million), Sen. Elizabeth Warren ($21.2 million), Pete Buttigieg ($24.7 million), entrepreneur Andrew Yang ($16.5 million), Sen. Amy Klobuchar ($11.4 million), and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ($3.4 million) — comes out to about $135.4 million in total. But even that is short of the $154 million the RNC and Trump brought in together.

Some political pundits have predicted that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is running his own campaign for president, will write a check to even the scales in 2020 — as he has said he “spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump.” But for now, Trump and his allies are vastly outraising top Democrats and will have more money on hand heading into 2020, which is one of the only metrics that matter when it comes to political spending.

A spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) told The Washington Post that it isn’t trying to outraise the RNC, but instead is trying to drum up support for the field of Democratic candidates.

“We’re seeing unprecedented enthusiasm for the Democratic Party, with half the Democratic field alone having already outraised the sitting incumbent president by tens of millions of dollars,” DNC spokesman Daniel Wessel said. “The DNC made smart investments that led us to victories in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and is hard at work building the infrastructure necessary to do the same in 2020.”

Responses

  1. It’s hilarious reading comments by the Genitally Confused One criticizing others for their choice of news sources as he/she quotes opinion pieces from Slate, Daily Beast, Daily Kos, etc. as if THEY were news. My God! If anyone’s confused it’s your dumb ass!

  2. “WHY do I receive MULTIPLE emails DAILY requesting a $2.70 donation to Bernie’s campaign?” Phyllis

    Come on, Phyllis. Focus. If you are already in their database, do you think they will not try to get donations from you, too?

    AFP = American Fascist Party

    Sanders and AOC both misidentify themselves as a Democratic Socialist. Yes, they are members of the DSA. Yes, that confuses people.They are both social democrats, the furthest left that you can go as a capitalist. Don’t be confused by names, look at facts.

  3. Thanks. You just proved why you are always so confused.

    The only legitimate “news” source in your list would be The Hill, if you listen to Saagar and Krystall Ball. The rest will just rot your brain.

    Seriously, using any of the others as “news” sources is bad for your sanity and mental health. They take you into those dark areas of your psyche that you exhibit here every day. Talk about indoctrination. They have you right where they want you.

    I am sure, aside of anything remotely political, that you are a decent human being, but you really need a big dose of introspection because, otherwise, you have lost touch with reality.

  4. >HE Admits HE’s Always Confused<

    I'd be curious to know what – if anything – is being read to you for you to get so much of your misinformation. You obviously do not have any REAL news read to you since you try to dispute and refute anything which is quoted for your benefit. But, that is your loss. Stick with what you've had shoved down your throat during your Commie/Fascist indoctrination classes. REAL, FACT-BASED news on Breitbart, FOX, American Spectator, The Hill, et al makes all the difference between loyal, INTELLIGENT Americans and the low-IQ anti-American Fascist foreigners.

  5. “I provided the information which most semi-intelligent individuals would read and accept” Confused James

    You are right. Only SEMI-intelligent people would even consider getting confused by Breitbart.

  6. “Interesting article on the Breitbart site… to read some REAL news” Confused James

    Enough said. Do you see now why he is called Confused James?

    1. I provided the information which most semi-intelligent individuals would read and accept since I didn’t just make it up to add to YOUR “confusion”.. Obviously YOU are trying to “confuse” one or both of your low-IQ followers by repeating only a snipping of what I wrote. YOUR idiocy and constant “confusion” fools no one.

  7. >Always Confused – HE admits it<

    Interesting article on the Breitbart site today (01/05/2020) under the title: "How Bill Clinton and Neoliberal Trade Policies Led to the Rise of Fascism". [Wasn't Bill Clinton a DemocRAT and Hillary Rotten Clinton a career criminal and radicalized Socialist?] I realize you would NEVER climb up out of your Socialist gutter to read some REAL news; but I don't think it would become a death sentence if you had someone read some to you occasionally.

    BTW: I am not familiar with the "American Fascist Party" you keep mentioning without any supporting facts. Must be another of your inventions to slander the American voter because of your indoctrinated hatred. Grow up. Pay attention to what works (and that has NEVER been Socialism/Fascism or Communism).

    Trump/Pence = the ONLY choice in 2020.

  8. I would give more to the RNC but I live in Illinois so no need to explain why I am short on cash. Someone please save this state. We need corrupted J.B. Prickster and his sidekick Mike Madigan booted out of Illinois. Send both to Venezuela or Iran. Illinoisans will be glad to scrape up money and pay for their one way plane tickets.

  9. Social Democrat. It almost sounds like those elected or their policies can be reversed once they gain power.

    That’s a lie. q.v. Venezuela. Sticking “democratic” on something does NOT neutralize it’s intent or evil. Don’t believe me? ” Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” is North Korea.

    Even calling the Nordic countries “social democracies” is a lie and their leaders will vehemently oppose that description.

    1. You should also mention the U.S.S.R.
      Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republic.
      Socialism is the reason why the Soviet Union split apart.

  10. “WHY do I receive MULTIPLE emails DAILY requesting a $2.70 donation to Bernie’s campaign?” Phyllis

    Come on, Phyllis. Focus. If you are already in their database, do you think they won’t try to get donations from you, too?

    AFP = American Fascist Party

    Sanders and AOC both misidentify themselves as a Democratic Socialist. Yes, they are members of the DSA. Yes, that confuses people.They are both social democrats, the furthest left that you can go as a capitalist. Don’t be confused by names, look at facts.

  11. What a crock of bovine excrement!! The Donkey Party isn’t trying to out raise the RNC? What will they do when they run out of other people’s money like good little Socialists are expected to do? Will they begin pleading for the peoples’ credit cards to use? #Losers.

    1. I am looking for logic—WHO’s money is the RNC and Trump campaign soliciting? You perceive they are soliciting their OWN money? The Trump campaign, the NRSC and the NRCC daily fill my inbox with requests for MY donations via credit card just as does any number of D’ candidates and the DCCC. In a post a few weeks ago you did mention being solicited for donations from Senators and Representatives that were not from your state or district. I remember it because I actually up voted the comment and I rarely vote, but when I do it is an up vote.

    2. I always refer to the Jackass Party as a bunch of dope heads on O.P.M. Other People’s Money

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