January update released for Trump’s 2020 campaign

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pro-Trump groups raised more than $60 million in January and have more than $200 million on hand for this year’s general election, breaking fundraising records toward a goal of raising $1 billion this cycle.

The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s campaign have raised more than $525 million since the start of 2019 together with two joint-fundraising committees. The January update coincided with most of the Senate’s impeachment trial and acquittal earlier this month.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, “We already have 500,000 volunteers trained and activated, and this record-breaking support is helping us grow our grassroots army even more.”

Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said Democrats’ “shameful impeachment hoax and dumpster fire primary process” have contributed to the “record-breaking financial support” for Trump’s reelection.

The Trump campaign said it has gained more than 1 million new digital and direct mail donors since Democrats launched their push to impeach Trump in September 2019.

The Trump team’s cash on hand is twice that of former President Barack Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee at the same point ahead of his 2012 reelection.

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