“Trump reports raising $210 million last month, lagging behind Biden’s record-breaking August haul”


President Trump’s campaign, the Republican National Committee and two affiliated fundraising committees on Wednesday announced raising $210 million in August — a sizable sum that still lags behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s record-breaking haul last month.

The RNC said $76 million of the money raised last month came in during the four days of the Republican National Convention, and noted that August was the best online fundraising month for the reelection effort.

The Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee and their affiliated fundraising committees announced a staggering $364.5 million haul for August alone, which shattered monthly presidential fundraising records and underscored the momentum the campaign generated with Biden’s announcement of running mate Sen. Kamal Harris (D-Calif.) and the Democratic National Convention.

Previously, the record was $202.5 million in September 2008 by the Obama campaign, the national party and an affiliated committee, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan research group Campaign Finance Institute. (That amount equates to roughly $244 million in 2020, adjusted for inflation.)


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