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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 TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE,”  RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielRNC's McDaniel launches podcast highlighting Republicans outside of Washington The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Deal or no deal? Biden, Capito continue infrastructure talks RNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn't make changes MORE said in a statement. 

This comes after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' 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.