Trump, GOP raise $86M in February

Trump, GOP raise $86M in February
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Republicans raised $86 million in February toward efforts to reelect President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE, 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 SandersBernie SandersSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report We're at war and need wartime institutions to keep our economy producing what's necessary Larry David: Bernie Sanders should drop out of 2020 race MORE (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 WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Biden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill MORE (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 BidenJoe BidenSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in Trump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' MORE 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.