The partisan campaign finance horse race

The WaPo summarizes the reported candidate and party committee hauls for 2019 ($463 million for Trump and the RNC, for example).

It seems fair to compare RNC solo fundraising to DNC solo fundraising, and Trump’s re-elect to Obama’s 2012 re-elect.  But if the point of the horserace tally is to get a rough sense of fundraising enthusiasm for the general election ahead, it’s always struck me as profoundly weird to compare fundraising by one presidential incumbent to fundraising by any individual candidate for an opposing party nomination.

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