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Republicans have done it again. For the month of April, the Republican National Committee raised $15.9 million, according to campaign finance reports. The RNC is hyper-focused on President Trump’s re-election efforts and has vowed to back the president even if other Republican challengers stepping up to the plate.

So far, there is only one GOP challenger for 2020: former Governor of Massachusetts, Bill Weld.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) ended the month with a measly $7.6 million cash on hand. The RNC’s current cash on hand is $34.7 million.

The DNC, which has over 24 candidates fighting to challenge President Trump, has been rumored to be dealing with major party differences, as the party becomes more progressive. The RNC’s small-dollar fundraising surpassed the DNC. The majority of the RNC’s donors donated up to $200. In their campaign finance report almost $9 million came from small-dollar donors, and $4 million was from big donors.

On the other hand, the DNC had a higher number of big donors who contributed —

  • Big donors: $3,084.126
  • Small donors: $3,065.795

From January to March the RNC raised $30 million, with an average donation of $34.26.

The Trump campaign team said almost 99% of donations were $200 or less, and an average donation of $34.26. According to the RNC, this was the best non-election fundraising effort.

In a statement, the GOP said, “Independently, the Trump campaign now has approximately 21 times more cash on hand than the Obama Campaign had at this point in the re-election cycle.”

Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her AIM border stories, @MarissaAlisa.

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