Trump, Republicans Raise $210 Million In August — Far Behind Democrats’ Haul

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President Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally Tuesday at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston Salem, N.C.

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‘Whatever It Takes’: President Trump Says He May Spend His Own Money For Reelection

Biden and Democrats released their August totals on Sept. 2, and the radio silence from Trump and Republicans over several days seemed to indicate that their figures would lag far behind.

The GOP numbers follow a report of big spending by the Trump campaign that raised some concerns about dwindling coffers. On Tuesday, the billionaire Trump said he would put some of his own money into his reelection effort, if needed.

«If we needed any more, I’d put it up personally, like I did in the primaries last time,» Trump told reporters. He spent $66 million to fund his campaign in 2016.

With mere weeks until Election Day, the fundraising picture is notable: An incumbent whose campaign was once considered a financial juggernaut appears to trail the challenger.

Biden, Democrats Shatter Fundraising Record With $364.5 Million In August

But in its announcement on Wednesday, Republicans touted the president’s grassroots support.

«Both campaigns are raising massive amounts of money, but have very different priorities about how to spend it,» Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. «In addition to advertising, President Trump’s campaign has invested heavily in a muscular field operation and ground game that will turn out our voters, while the Biden campaign is waging almost exclusively an air war. We like our strategy better.»

In their respective announcements, neither side said how much cash it has on hand for the election’s stretch run. We’ll get more details on Sept. 20, which is the next filing deadline for Federal Election Commission reports.

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