Four presidential candidates raised a combined $80 million in February

Bernie Sanders led presidential candidates in fundraising in February 2020, according to financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission Friday. Sanders raised $47.7 million in February, while Joe Biden raised $18.1 million. On the Republican side, Donald Trump raised $14.2 million and Roque De La Fuente raised $50,000.

As of the February 29, 2020, reporting cutoff, Trump led the four presidential candidates in cash on hand with $94.4 million. Sanders followed with $18.7 million, while Biden had $12.1 million and De La Fuente $4.8 million.

President Trump’s $232 million in fundraising to date is 19.6% more than the inflation-adjusted $190 million President Barack Obama had raised at this point in his 2012 re-election campaign. According to Republican National Committee (RNC) finance reports filed Friday, Trump and the RNC have raised a combined $851 million. At this point in the 2012 election cycle, Obama and the Democratic National Committee had raised an inflation-adjusted $606 million.

Since the start of the election cycle, Biden and Sanders have raised a combined $270 million to Trump and De La Fuente’s combined $246 million. Biden and Sanders have a combined $30.8 million in cash on hand to Trump and De La Fuente’s $99.3 million. The four candidates have raised a cumulative $516 million since the beginning of the election.




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David Luchs is a staff writer at Ballotpedia and can be reached at david.luchs@ballotpedia.org

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