The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic presidential candidates combined to raise $580 million in 2019, according to a DNC official, outpacing President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE and the Republican National Committee (RNC) by about $120 million.
A DNC official said the national party will report raising $28 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is far short of the RNC’s fourth-quarter haul of $72.3 million.
On the year, the DNC will report having raised $95 million, about $30 million more than it raised in 2015 when President Obama was in the White House.
Trump’s reelection campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter alone, about $12 million more than Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), the leading fundraising in the Democratic presidential field.
All told, Trump and the RNC brought in $463 million in 2019.
But Democrats who have been alarmed by the massive fundraising hauls posted by Trump and the RNC can take solace in the combined effort of all the Democrats running for president, who have been dividing up their fundraising efforts between more than a dozen candidates for more than a year now.
The DNC official said that the national party plus all of the Democratic candidates pushed the party past $580 million in 2019.
Sanders led the way, posting a blowout fourth quarter at $34.5 million and raising about $96 million total in 2019. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE raised $24.7 million in the fourth quarter and $76 million in 2019.
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Still, the Trump campaign and RNC will begin 2020 with about $200 million in the bank, while Democrats spend big on their contested primary.
The DNC official did not say how much the national party has in the bank.