Trump and RNC raised nearly $66 million in March

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Former President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $65.6 million in March, leaders for the two operations announced Wednesday, a sizable haul after fundraising lagged in the first two months of the year.

The two organizations, which merged last month after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, ended March with $93.1 million in cash on hand.

“President Donald J. Trump has again created a fundraising juggernaut among Republicans.  While he has been the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party for less than a month, the RNC and Trump campaign are one unified operation and focused on victory,” RNC Chair Michael Whatley said in a statement.

Susie Wiles, a top adviser to the Trump campaign, said in a statement that the campaign has been “steadily ramping up our fundraising efforts, and our March numbers are a testament to the overwhelming support for President Trump by voters all across the spectrum.”

“Republicans may not be beneficiaries of the self interested largess from Hollywood and Silicon Valley elites, but President Trump is proud to be supported by donations from voters who are the backbone of this nation, which will fuel Republicans up and down the ballot,” she added.

The Biden campaign has yet to announce its fundraising haul for March, but it is likely to be a significant number after the president brought in $26 million in one night when he attended an event last week with former Presidents Obama and Clinton in New York City.

The Biden campaign raised $53 million in February.

Trump brought in roughly $9 million in January and about $20 million in February, prior to merging with the RNC. His campaign finances have been stressed by the millions of dollars he has spent paying legal fees as he faces four criminal trials.

“Donald Trump spent his first month as the presumptive Republican nominee holed up in a back room at Mar-a-Lago with billionaire special interests while he continues to struggle with the kind of grassroots donors who are powering our campaign,” Biden campaign spokesperson Ammar Moussa said in a statement. “Trump is spending what money he does have on everything but reaching out to the voters – and it’s obvious he doesn’t have the infrastructure, the donor base, or the broad appeal to win this election.”

Updated at 11:32 a.m.

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