President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, along with the Republican National Committee, brought in a record $60.6 million in January at the height of the impeachment drama, records show.
In combo, the two more than doubled the fundraising levels by President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee at the same point in 2012 as they prepared for the former president’s reelection.
Then, the Obama reelection campaign and the DNC brought in $29 million, or $31.6 million less than the RNC and Trump’s campaign.
The massive haul brought the Republicans’ cash-on-hand to more than $200 million, the Washington Examiner reported. At the same point, Obama and the DNC had just $93.7 million cash on hand, along with $7.2 million in debt.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel lauded the fundraising haul in a statement, saying, “The more Democrats smear President Trump, the more enthusiasm we see for him and his many accomplishments. We already have 500,000 volunteers trained and activated, and this record-breaking support is helping us grow our grassroots army even more.”
“The Democrats’ shameful impeachment hoax and dumpster fire primary process have only contributed to the record breaking financial support for President Trump’s reelection,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.
“With President Trump’s accomplishments, our massive data and ground operations, and our strong fundraising numbers, this campaign is going to be unstoppable in 2020.”
Since last year, the RNC and the Trump campaign have raised more than $525 million.
Last month, the DNC noted that they and the various 2020 presidential candidates had raised a total of $580 million — funds that were split among several contenders.