Trump Shatters RNC Fundraising Expectations

President Trump’s reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and their joint fundraising committees hauled in $76 million during the four-day Republican National Convention this week. 

The haul, which was first reported by Fox News and confirmed to The Hill, was raised between the convention kickoff on Monday and Trump’s speech Thursday formally accepting the GOP presidential nomination.

Trump and the RNC were able to raise more during their convention that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which raked in $70 million last week. However, Democrats up and down the ballot were also buoyed by $83.9 million processed in donations through ActBlue, the online donation platform for Democratic campaigns and several liberal outside groups.

Democrats appeared to draw more eyeballs for the major convention speeches than Republicans did, with Biden earning 21.7 million viewers for his acceptance speech compared to an estimated 19.9 million for Trump’s Thursday night address. Those figures do not include the number of people who streamed Biden’s and Trump’s speeches online. 

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