Trump raises $54 million in second quarter



Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing

July 3, 2019: Donald Trump raised $54 million in the second quarter of 2019. Bernie Sanders raised $18 million.

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Notable Quotes of the Day

“The Democratic shift to the left in absolutely every area of policy at once may or may not motivate ever-more people to vote for them — but it’s quite unlikely to help them carry more states. Which means it’s unlikely to get them a victory in the actual election they need to win.”

– Damon LinkerThe Week senior correspondent

“Polling suggests voters, and independents, support a popular vote rather than the electoral college. It also suggests that voters favor the Green New Deal, creating new social programs like Medicare for All and expanded funding for childcare, and Warren’s wealth tax. But you wouldn’t pick up on that from these pleas for Democrats to run as diet Republicans.”

– Matt Herdman, Democratic campaign strategist


  • Michael Bennet raised $2.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. He transferred $700,000 from his Senate committee to bring his total to $3.5 million.
  • Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) endorsed Joe Biden Tuesday. 
  • Bill de Blasio will campaign across Iowa, including stops in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Iowa City, Thursday.
  • In his immigration plan released Tuesday, Cory Booker said he would phase out the use of private detention centers and contracts with state and county jails. Immigrants would be monitored through detention alternatives.
  • In an interview on Bloomberg’s Balance of PowerSteve Bullock spoke about economic opportunity in states like Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • Story Syndicate began filming a documentary following Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. Buttigieg also released a national service plan that would increase the number of available service positions and establish a chief service officer serving on the Domestic Policy Council and the National Security Council.
  • Julián Castro discussed campaign fundraising and immigration on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show.
  • John Delaney held his 100th event in New Hampshire Tuesday, marking the most of any presidential candidate.
  • Tulsi Gabbard will campaign across New Hampshire from Thursday through Sunday.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to visit all 10 of New Hampshire’s counties in a weeklong tour of the state.
  • The Mike Gravel campaign tweeted that he was 10,000 donors away from crossing the threshold to qualify for the second presidential debate.
  • Kamala Harris will campaign in Louisiana and South Carolina over the weekend.
  • Five staffers are leaving John Hickenlooper’s campaign, including the previously reported departures of his campaign manager and national finance director. 
  • Jay InsleeTim Ryan, and eight other candidates will speak at the Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum in Texas.
  • Amy Klobuchar said she would not reverse the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • Wayne Messam will host a fireworks show in Miramar, Florida, on Thursday.
  • Seth Moulton will campaign in New Hampshire over the weekend.
  • Former Let America Vote president Abe Rakov is joining Beto O’Rourke’s campaign as his early states director.
  • Bernie Sanders raised $18 million in the second quarter of 2019 and transferred another $6 million from other accounts. Since the debate, the campaign said it received nearly 200,000 donations.
  • Joe Sestak discussed his presidential campaign on Bloomberg’s Sound On.
  • Eric Swalwell is campaigning in New Hampshire Wednesday.
  • Elizabeth Warren campaigned in Las Vegas Tuesday. She also called on former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who left the agency in April, to resign from his new position on Pfizer’s board.
  • Marianne Williamson led the Democratic candidates in Ballotpedia pageviews last week, increasing her pageviews from the previous week by more than 315 percent.
  • Andrew Yang reached the donor threshold for the third and fourth presidential debates.


  • The Donald Trump presidential campaign and joint fundraising committees raised$54 million in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Bill Weld discussed foreign policy on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber.

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Flashback: July 3, 2015

Former Republican National Committee chief of staff Ken McKay joined Chris Christie’s presidential campaign as campaign manager.