The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) have set a presidential fundraising record by raking in $125 million in the third quarter of 2019.
The joint re-election effort has raised more than $308 million in 2019 so far, and has more than $156 million cash on hand, the Associated Press first reported Tuesday.
Comparatively, President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised just over $70 million in the third quarter of 2011 as Obama sought re-election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — APNewsBreak: Trump campaign, Republican National Committee to report $125 million raised in 3rd quarter. pic.twitter.com/U6TOTVCZ37— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) October 1, 2019
The campaign and Trump's son, Eric, have touted the massive amount of fundraising done by small-dollar donors.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement, “President Trump has built a juggernaut of a campaign, raising record amounts of money at a record pace. With our great partnership with the RNC and Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, we will re-elect the President and win back the House of Representatives.”