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By Monica Alba
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's campaign generated $ 30 million in the first quarter of 2019 and had more than $ 40 million available, which amassed a record war container and far surpassed the field of Democratic candidates race 2020 according to the campaign.
Combined with $ 46 million raised by the Republican National Committee, Trump's total reelection election is expected to total $ 82 million in the bank, with the campaign doubling what it had last year's end year.
As an incumbent, Trump already has some advantages when it comes to raising money. But the fundraiser has used this traditional advantage further than any of its predecessors. He is the only president who ever submitted the documents for re-election on the evening he was initiated, and his team has been seeking donations ever since.
In comparison, former President Barack Obama had only announced his re-election plans for 2012. The first quarter of 2011 had passed. In the first two years of the Trump administration, his campaign had brought in nearly $ 130 million, which could easily beat any other president.
The sum also gives the Trump Pence ticket a head start over the crowded field of Democrats vying for their party's nomination next year.
Trump's total is more than the Democrats' two best candidates – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had pocketed $ 18.2 million for the district and Californian Sen. Kamala Harris, who raised $ 12 million. The eight Democrat campaigns, which reported their total numbers before Monday through the deadline, have together raised $ 65.8 million.
After a lengthy, costly primary fight, "we expect them to be bruised, battered and bankrupt," said one senior campaigner told NBC News.
Trump's 2020 setup is far more traditional than his first presidential candidate, even promising to fund his own run. "I do not need anyone's money. I use my own money. I do not use lobbyists. I do not use donors. I do not care. I'm really rich, "he said during his launch in 2015, after shutting down the escalator at Trump Tower.
Now, with full support and resources of the RNC, the President's campaign is planning a bundling program for super-donors that will help bring more money from wealthy followers in their circles.
Trump's entire 2016 campaign raised $ 333 million. At this rate, her second attempt will easily overstate this. Campaign manager Brad Parscale believes he would spend about $ 1 billion this time, which would be three times the cost of the last cycle.
Aides attributes the huge survey in the first quarter in part to the end of Mueller's and the attorney's investigation into General Bill Barr's four-page letter, which states that the special lawyer found no criminal plot between the Trump campaign and Russian officials have to influence the 2016 elections.
Immediately after his release, Trump's staff in 2020 launched a strategy to bolster the election positive headlines for the president. They sent out fundraising emails, text messages, new videos, and even created new articles for the campaign website with the abstract from Barr.
: "We do not usually quote numbers for individual fundraising actions, but for fundraising. The letter from Barr is one of our very strong fundraisers. Our followers were rightfully frustrated by two years of democratic lies, "said a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign.
Timing probably also mattered, with the first quarter deadline ending March 31st, long before a copy of the report The revised, almost 400-page version is expected in the coming days.