Politics

Trump Campaign, RNC Raise $210 Million in August

President Donald Trumps reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) combined to raise $210 million in August, which also was their largest online fundraising month of the campaign, officials said.

During the four-day Republican convention last month, about $76 million was raised, the RNC announced.

The RNC is focused on funding the campaigns “muscular field operation and ground game,” Bill Stepien, Trumps new campaign manager, told news outlets, adding that rival Joe Bidens campaign has placed more ads on television.

“We like our strategy better,” Stepien said. “The Trump campaign will have all the resources we need to spread the message of President Trumps incredible record of achievement, on the ground and on the air, and define Joe Biden as a tool of the radical left.”

Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, raised $364.5 million in August, officials said in a statement last week.

“That figure blows me away,” Biden said in a statement on Sept. 2, adding, “We have to keep breaking records if we want to ensure a fighting chance at winning this thing.”

The Democratic nominee urged supporters to continue donating to his campaign, saying, “But were not done yet, there is still much work to do in the nine weeks ahead. Trumps money machine remains.”

Trumps campaign in July announced that $165 million was raised, or around $25 million more than Biden.

On Sept. 8, when he was asked about whether he would contribute his own money toward reelection, Trump told reporters: “Yeah, if I have to, I would. But were doing very well.”

“We have much more money than we had last time going into the last two months,” Trump said. “But if we needed any more, Id put it up personally, like I did in the primaries last time,” he said, noting that he “put up a lot of money” in the 2016 primaries.

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