Trump raises $21M for re-election in final months of 2018


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised more than $21 million for his re-election campaign during the closing months of 2018.

It’s a massive three-month haul that puts the Republican on strong financial footing at a time when Democratic presidential candidates are just starting to campaign. It also dwarfs what either of the last two presidents posted at the same stage.

The year-end numbers were released Thursday by the campaign, which also reported $19.2 million cash on-hand.

Officials say a majority of contributions were raised through contributions of $200 or less.

They also say spending was drastically ramped up at the end of 2018 with $23 million going toward efforts to boost Trump and support GOP candidates during midterm elections.

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