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 TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet 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.


Trump’s reelection campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter alone, about $12 million more than Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew campaign ad goes after Sanders by mentioning heart attack Biden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Steyer rebukes Biden for arguing with supporter he thought was Sanders voter 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 ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa Hill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party MORE raised $24.7 million in the fourth quarter and $76 million in 2019.


Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPerry delegation talking points stressed pushing Ukraine to deal with 'corruption' GOP senator airs anti-Biden ad in Iowa amid impeachment trial Biden photobombs live national news broadcast at one of his rallies MORE brought in $22.7 million in the fourth quarter, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Philip Morris International — HHS has no plans to declare emergency over coronavirus | GOP senator calls for travel ban to stop outbreak | Warren releases plan to contain infectious diseases Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa MORE (D-Mass.) $21.2 million at and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: 56 percent of Democrats say billionaire politicians more likely to cater to special interests Support for Biden, Sanders ticks up nationally: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump lawyers to offer closing arguments on day 7 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.