RNC, Trump campaign raised $131M in June

RNC, Trump campaign raised $131M in June
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Trump campaign raised $131 million in June, breaking a record that “eclipses the total raised in any single month of 2016,” the RNC announced Wednesday.

In total, the RNC and Trump Campaign has raised $266 million in the second quarter, marking a 71 percent increase over the first quarter. 

The RNC and Trump campaign have now raised a total of $947 million, and have $295 million cash on hand.

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“After yet another haul of record-breaking support, the voters are speaking loud and clear – they support President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE,”  RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielTrump outraises Biden in July, surpasses billion for the cycle Texas governor skipping Republican convention RNC chairwoman: Quarantines in Democratic-led states made GOP Florida convention impossible MORE said in a statement. 

This comes after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) out-raised Republicans in May, $80.8 million to $74 million. At that time, the Biden campaign and the DNC had roughly $130 million. 

Biden leads Trump in a number of state and national level polls. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden up 10.1 points. 

The Trump campaign has tried to seize on the enthusiasm that comes from hosting campaign rallies. In June, Trump held two large in-person campaign events in Oklahoma and Arizona while Democrats have obeyed social distancing guidances issued by public health officials, continuing to hold campaign events virtually or with attendees seated 6 feet apart. 

“As Joe Biden remains hidden in his basement, President Trump is leading this country to a Great American Comeback that will reignite our economy, restore law and order, and usher in a new era of strength," McDaniel said.