President Trump’s reelection campaign raked in $46 million in the final quarter of 2019, amid the impeachment drive against the president.
The Democratic-controlled House voted to impeach Trump late December, adopting two articles of impeachment alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump’s campaign have sought to turn the impeachment proceeding to their advantage. Just 48 hours before the House vote, the campaign raised more than $10 million in donations.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale attributed the contributions from the President ongoing impeachment development that has energized his base supporters. According to the press release, it also marks the biggest fundraising quarter for Trump’s reelection bid.
“President Trump’s unprecedented fundraising is testament to his wide grassroots support and his stellar record of achievement on behalf of the American people,” Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 campaign manager said in a statement. “Democrats and the media have been in a sham impeachment frenzy and the President’s campaign only got bigger and stronger with our best fundraising quarter this cycle. The President’s war chest and grassroots army make his re-election campaign an unstoppable juggernaut.”
Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee brought in a combined $125 million in the third quarter, but the fourth-quarter haul was raised by the president’s reelection campaign alone. The amount raised by the RNC for the fourth quarter of 2019 is expected to be released in the next few days.
Earlier Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign revealed that they have raised $34.5 million in the fourth quarter, one of the largest quarterly total of any Democratic candidate this election cycle so far. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $24.7 million, while entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s campaign said it raised $16.5 million in the quarter.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaigns had yet to unveil their fundraising numbers. Candidates have until January 31 to disclose the details of their fundraising and spending to the Federal Election Commission.