President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee announced on Wednesday that they raised a total of $ 210 million in campaign funding in August. That’s a far behind the record $ 364.5 million raised by Democratic candidate Joe Biden for last month.
Both candidates experienced a fundraising spike in August when the two parties held a convention to rally support ahead of the November 3 general election.
Trump has followed former Vice President Biden in national polls as voters continue to say they are dissatisfied with his work with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden and the Democratic National Committee announced their total contributions last August, the most collected of all presidential candidates in a month.
In addition to fundraising during the Democratic Party’s virtual convention earlier this month, Biden’s candidacy for California Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President is gaining attention. Harris is the first black woman and the first South Asian American to be on a ticket of a major party as a Vice Presidential candidate in the United States.
Trump’s campaign raised $ 76 million for the four-day Republican National Congress, held in part at the White House.
Trump who is worth in excess of $2 Billion said on Tuesday he is willing to spend millions of dollars of his own money on re-election efforts because his campaign claims the president can win a second term under clear circumstances.
Trump confirmed to a Bloomberg News report that he could spend up to $ 100 million of his own money to beat Democratic candidate Joe Biden in November.