Trump, GOP raise $86M in February


Republicans raised $86 million in February toward efforts to reelect President Trump, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced on Monday. 

The RNC, the Trump campaign and authorized joint fundraising committees raised the combined $86 million haul. 

Entities raised more than $607 million since last year and have $225 million cash on hand, the RNC said, adding that February was the best month for digital fundraising since 2016. 

“Our record-breaking fundraising success month after month speaks to the incredible enthusiasm we are seeing for President Trump, and is fueling the greatest ground operation and grassroots army in history,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. 

Several Democratic presidential candidates running to face Trump in November also announced that February was their best fundraising month so far. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has led the Democratic pack in fundraising, announced his campaign hauled in more than $46 million from about 2.2 million donations in February. It’s the Sanders campaign’s best month yet, following wins in two early states that put him at the front of the field heading into Super Tuesday. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also announced her campaign’s best month yet, bringing in more than $29.3 million in February. Warren saw a surge in donations after her strong performance in the Nevada debate, but she has still yet to win any of the first four primaries and caucuses. 

And Joe Biden announced his campaign had its best fundraising day in the 24 hours during the South Carolina primary, bringing in $5 million as the former vice president won his first state. The win and donations could give him a needed boost to push through Super Tuesday.

Tags Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Ronna McDaniel

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