Trump campaign raises no less than $ 30 million in the first quarter of 2019 – equivalent to the top two Democratic fundraisers combined
- President Trump's re-election campaign has a total amount of $ 40.8 million in the bank
- His campaign picked up in the first quarter as much as senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris
- Sanders is the best democratic fundraiser who has built up a war chest of $ 28 million
- Harris, the California senator, has raised $ 12 million, putting her in second place among the Democrats
President Trump has reportedly raised more than $ 30 million for his re-election bid in the first quarter of 2019 – which is roughly equal to the amount raised by the two highest Democratic candidates together.
Tim Murtaugh, the communications director of the Trump campaign, says the president has collected a colossal war chest of $ 40.8 million so far.
The substantial funds give Trump a head start on his democratic rivals, who are struggling to get out of a field of 18 candidates, CNN said.
Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont is the Democratic candidate who raised the most funds.
President Trump raised more than $ 30 million in the first quarter of 2019, a senior campaign employee said
In the 41 days since he announced his candidacy, the democratic socialist raised $ 18.2 million.
California Senator Kamala Harris raised the second largest amount of money in the first quarter of 2019 – $ 12 million.
Sanders generally has a war chest of $ 28 million.
But while Trump will have a lot of money to finance his re-election campaign, everyone who comes from the democratic field will have an enthusiastic base of donors.
During the first quarter, 10 Democratic candidates had a combined total of $ 79.6 million – exceeding the $ 65.6 million raised by the entire democratic field during the early stages of the 2016 election cycle.
Senator Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign raised $ 6 million in the first quarter of 2019, lagging behind Democratic rivals after renouncing expensive fundraising events.
Senator Bernie Sanders (left) from Vermont is the Democratic candidate who raised the most funds – $ 28 million. Senator Kamala Harris (right) is in second place and raised $ 12 million in the first quarter of 2019
The April collection deadline is one of the first major tests for the more than 15 Democrats competing for their party's nomination to challenge Trump.
Also out-pacing Warren was Beto O & Rourke, the former US congressman from Texas who raised $ 9.4 million in the first 18 days, his campaign said.
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who recently saw a boom of opinion polls but is still considered a long-shot, announced earlier this month that he had raised $ 7 million in the first quarter.
Buttigieg officially announced his candidacy in South Bend on Sunday.
Within hours of the announcement, his campaign announced that he had raised an additional $ 1 million.
Warren raised more than two other members of the Senate competing for nomination.
Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker have raised approximately $ 5 million each.
On Monday, Democratic candidates are expected to submit reports to the Federal Election Commission, which sheds more light on the extent of their fundraising efforts.