DNC, Democratic candidates combine to raise $580M in 2019

DNC, Democratic candidates combine to raise $580M in 2019

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic presidential candidates combined to raise $580 million in 2019, according to a DNC official, outpacing President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE and the Republican National Committee (RNC) by about $120 million.

A DNC official said the national party will report raising $28 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is far short of the RNC’s fourth-quarter haul of $72.3 million.

On the year, the DNC will report having raised $95 million, about $30 million more than it raised in 2015 when President Obama was in the White House.

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Trump’s reelection campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter alone, about $12 million more than Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor's effort to delay election The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Trump discuss coronavirus response; Wisconsin postpones elections Wisconsin governor postpones Tuesday's election over coronavirus MORE (I-Vt.), the leading fundraising in the Democratic presidential field.

All told, Trump and the RNC brought in $463 million in 2019.

But Democrats who have been alarmed by the massive fundraising hauls posted by Trump and the RNC can take solace in the combined effort of all the Democrats running for president, who have been dividing up their fundraising efforts between more than a dozen candidates for more than a year now.

The DNC official said that the national party plus all of the Democratic candidates pushed the party past $580 million in 2019.

Sanders led the way, posting a blowout fourth quarter at $34.5 million and raising about $96 million total in 2019. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg launches new PAC to aid down-ballot candidates HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession MORE raised $24.7 million in the fourth quarter and $76 million in 2019.

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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen 16 things to know today about coronavirus MORE brought in $22.7 million in the fourth quarter, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials 'looking at' offering coronavirus bonds Overnight Energy: Trump floats oil tariffs amid Russia-Saudi dispute | Warren knocks EPA over 'highly dangerous' enforcement rollback | 2019 sees big increase in methane levels in air Ex-CFPB director urges agency to 'act immediately' to help consumers during pandemic MORE (D-Mass.) $21.2 million at and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Andrew Yang: Calling coronavirus 'China virus' only used to incite 'hostility' Andrew Yang to launch issues-based podcast MORE at $16.5 million.

Still, the Trump campaign and RNC will begin 2020 with about $200 million in the bank, while Democrats spend big on their contested primary.

The DNC official did not say how much the national party has in the bank.