President Donald Trumps campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) hauled in $165 million in July, besting presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for the first time in three months.
Joint fundraising efforts brought in more than $165 million last month, bringing the cash on hand to more than $300 million, according to Trumps campaign and the RNC.
The haul eclipsed the total raised in any single month in 2016, when Trump won the election over rival Hillary Clinton.
“The enthusiasm behind President Trumps re-election continues to grow as Julys massive fundraising totals prove,” Bill Stepien, Trumps campaign manager, said in a statement.
“Voters express their support for President Trump in many different ways and donating to his campaign is one of the most personal, because they feel invested in his successes and the future success of the country.”
Bidens campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) said they raised $140 million in July, putting cash on hand at $294 million.
Most of the donations were from grassroots donors, and the average online contribution was $34.77, Jen OMalley Dillion, Bidens campaign manager, said in a statement.
“The Biden campaign is on the march, building off the incredible momentum from this summer with another lights-out fundraising month, banking another $50 million for the final stretch to election day,” she said.
“Fueled by our growing community of grassroots supporters, we are rapidly expanding our operations around the country to create many paths to the 270 electoral votes we need to defeat Donald Trump this fall and win the battle for the soul of our nation.”
During a virtual fundraiser on Aug. 5, Biden noted how much his campaign has raised.
“Weve raised more money than anybody thought wed ever raise—we raised almost $140 million just last month. We already raised about $18 million this month,” hRead More From Source