Trump, RNC Report $65.5 Million Fundraising Haul In March

Trump, RNC Report $65.5 Million Fundraising Haul In March
Former President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, Wis., on April 2, 2024. (Alex Wroblewski/AFP via Getty Images)

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and the campaign to reelect former President Donald Trump said they raised a combined $65.6 million in March.

According to an April 3 release from the RNC, the Republican entities ended the month with more than $93.1 million in cash on hand.

In a release, RNC Co-Chairman Michael Whatley said President Trump has “again created a fundraising juggernaut among Republicans.”

“While he has been the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party for less than a month, the RNC and Trump campaign are one unified operation and focused on victory,” Mr. Whatley said in a release.

“We’re raising funds and making strategic investments to get out the vote and protect the ballot.”

The release did not specify which funds received the money or how it was divided between the party committee and the various fundraising committees associated with the Trump campaign.

However, the reported amount in cash on hand would be a significant jump from the figures the RNC and a handful of Trump committees disclosed on March 20.

According to what the Republican committees told the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in March, the RNC ended February with about $11.3 million in cash on hand.

Three Trump committees that issued a monthly report in March —the principal campaign committee Donald J. Trump for President 2024 Inc., the qualified leadership political action committee (PAC) Save America, and the super PAC Make America Great Again Inc.— reported they collectively had about $63.1 million in cash on hand at the end of February.

The RNC and its affiliated Congressional committees, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), disclose every month with the FEC.

Some, but not all, of the Trump committees report each month.

The full scope of the Trump and the Republican fundraising operations should be revealed in the middle of April. Then, the committees filing on a quarterly basis will reveal their financial activities covering the first three months of 2024.

On the other hand, the campaign to reelect President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had a wide lead on their Republican counterparts at the end of February.

Heading into March, the DNC had about $26.5 million in cash on hand, while President Biden’s principal campaign committee—just one of the many funds supporting him— had more than $71 million in cash on hand, according to the FEC.

President Biden likely pulled in more than $25 million in additional campaign donations at a March 28 fundraiser in New York headlined by former President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

For his part, the Trump campaign and Republican Party interests will likely raise more than $30 million at an April 6 fundraiser in Palm Beach, Florida, that will feature GOP megadonors like Steve Wynn and Robert Mercer.

In a release, Susie Wiles, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, cheered what she called the grassroots supporters for their donations.

“Republicans may not be beneficiaries of the self-interested largesse from Hollywood and Silicon Valley elites, but President Trump is proud to be supported by donations from voters who are the backbone of this nation, which will fuel Republicans up and down the ballot,” Ms. Wiles said.

From The Epoch Times

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