“President Trump has built a juggernaut of a campaign, raising record amounts of money at a record pace,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.
Ronna McDaniel, the RNC’s chairwoman, said attacks from Democrats have spurred the President’s supporters to open their wallets.
“We are investing
millions on the airwaves and on the ground to hold House Democrats
accountable, highlight their obstruction, and take back the House
and reelect President Trump in 2020,” she said.
The haul by Team
Trump exceeds the $105 million that Trump and the national party
raised through their joint efforts during the second quarter of the year. Trump’s campaign has already announced plans to deploy big sums to mount a defense of the President, running Facebook
and television ads
that focus on impeachment
Some of the Democrats hoping to challenge Trump next
year are raising substantial sums, too.
On Tuesday, Vermont
Sen. Bernie Sanders reported collecting $25.3 million
during the third quarter — the largest
three-month haul posted so far by any of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders and a sign of Sanders’ enduring strength with small-dollar contributors.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $19 million,
his campaign announced Tuesday. Several other leading candidates
— including the frontrunners in recent polling, Massachusetts
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
and former Vice President joe
Biden — had not disclosed their third quarter totals as of Tuesday evening.
candidates must report the details of their fundraising and spending to the Federal Election
Commission by October 15.