Trump campaign, RNC raise $108 million in second quarter

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters 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 McDanielThe Hill's Morning Report - DC preps for massive Saturday protest; Murkowski breaks with Trump On The Trail: Crisis response puts Trump on defense, even in red states Trump huddles with campaign staff as polls show him trailing Biden 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 ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE leads the field, having raised $24.8 million in the second quarter.

Buttigieg is followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination The Memo: Job numbers boost Trump and challenge Biden Chris Wallace: Jobs numbers show 'the political resilience of Donald Trump' MORE at $21.5 million, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Warren, Pressley introduce bill to make it a crime for police officers to deny medical care to people in custody MORE (D-Mass.) at $19.1 million, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns MORE (I-Vt.) at $18 million, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Kamala Harris to Trump: 'Keep George Floyd's name out of your mouth' New England Patriots owner pledges M to social justice causes 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.