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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 TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden 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 SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere 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 Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE raised $24.7 million in the fourth quarter and $76 million in 2019.

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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE brought in $22.7 million in the fourth quarter, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) $21.2 million at and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' Andrew Yang moving to Georgia to help Democrats in Senate runoffs 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.