President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE's campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a combined $108 million in the second quarter, giving the president a significant advantage over Democrats in the money race as he seeks reelection in 2020.
Combined, the Trump campaign and the RNC are sitting on $123.7 million in cash reserves, the campaign also said in a statement Monday.
“Yet another record-shattering fundraising haul gives us a major advantage over the crowded field of Democrats as the RNC continues investing in our world-class field program and growing our incredible grassroots army,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielBiden says infrastructure bills must pass at 'inflection point' for US GOP opens Hispanic community center in border town as part of Latino outreach Biden hasn't visited the border in over a decade — his policies show it MORE. “As enthusiasm for this President continues to grow, these resources ensure President Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot are in a strong position to win heading into 2020.”
Three Trump campaign entities combined to raise $56.7 million in the second quarter, while the RNC took in $51.3 million — slightly higher than the $105 million the entities announced raising earlier this month.
That surpasses the fundraising totals former President Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) posted in the same quarter in 2011. That year, Obama’s reelection campaign reported $47 million in donations, while the DNC took in $38 million.
The Trump campaign said its second quarter haul surpassed its entire fundraising totals for the first six months of 2018.
Candidates for president must file their second quarter fundraising numbers with the Federal Election Commission by midnight.
Among Democratic presidential candidates who have announced their totals so far, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases Buttigieg hits back after parental leave criticism: 'Really strange' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations - US opens to vaccinated visitors as FDA panel discusses boosters MORE leads the field, having raised $24.8 million in the second quarter.
Buttigieg is followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks State school board leaves national association saying they called parents domestic terrorists Sunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases MORE at $21.5 million, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMisguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon Biden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Mass.) at $19.1 million, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks Sanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan MORE (I-Vt.) at $18 million, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRepublicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' Democrats' reconciliation bill breaks Biden's middle class tax pledge We have a presidential leadership crisis — and it's only going to get worse MORE (D-Calif.) at $12 million.
The DNC has not announced its second quarter fundraising numbers yet, but it will be significantly lower than what the RNC has raised. In May, the DNC raised $6.9 million.