The marketing campaign, the Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC) and their joint fundraising arms hauled in a mixed $26 million across the closing presidential debate, the marketing campaign stated Friday.
Marketing campaign supervisor Invoice Stepien introduced the information on a convention name with reporters, describing the haul as “our largest on-line fundraising day ever.” The marketing campaign, in a separate electronic mail, spotlighted that “October is already Trump Victory’s largest on-line fundraising month ever.”
The Biden marketing campaign has not reported how a lot it raised across the debate.
Thursday’s fundraising haul for Trump comes at an opportune time.
Biden has dramatically outraised Trump the previous couple of months. And that development continued into October.
In line with filings late Thursday evening with the Federal Election Fee, Biden’s marketing campaign raised $130 million in the course of the first two weeks of October and spent greater than $145 million. Trump’s re-election marketing campaign raised almost $43.6 million and spent $63.1 million in the course of the Oct. 1-14 interval.
Biden additionally had a greater than $100 million cash-on-hand benefit over Trump. The Biden marketing campaign and the Democratic Nationwide Committee reported $331.2 million of their coffers as of Oct.14, with the Trump workforce and the RNC holding $223.6 million within the financial institution.
The money benefit has allowed Biden to vastly outspend Trump within the TV advert wars the previous two months.
Whereas marketing campaign money is essential, it’s not all the pieces. 4 years in the past, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton outraised and outspent Trump, and nonetheless misplaced the election.
Trump is downplaying the concept his fundraising drawback would hinder his re-election bid.
“We don’t want cash, we’ve loads of cash,” Trump stated throughout Thursday evening’s debate. “In reality, we beat Hillary Clinton with a tiny fraction of the cash” that she raised.