President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee announced they have raised a record-breaking $105 million in the second quarter of 2019.
According to a press release from the R.N.C. on Tuesday, President Trump and his committees raised $54 million, while the R.N.C. nearly matched that figure with $51 million. This is in addition to the $100 million in cash they already have on deck for the president's reelection efforts. For comparison, former President Barack Obama’s reelection team and the Democratic National Committee managed to raise $86 million at this point in 2011.
The second-quarter fundraising haul isn't too surprising given that the president's campaign and affiliated committees raised an astounding $24.8 million on the day of his official reelection announcement in Orlando last month. A formal report on President Trump's campaign finances for the quarter, including a full list of donors must be filed with the Federal Election Committee on July 15.
Among Democratic hopefuls, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign announced Monday it has raised nearly $25 million in the second quarter, while Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign announced Tuesday it's raised $18 million in the same period.