Trump, Republican fundraising tops $42 million in 2017: Report

More than $42 million has been raised since January for the campaign efforts of US President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC).

The money was solicited through two joint fundraising committees and the RNC, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing Federal Election Commission filings and Republican Party officials.

Over 250,000 contributors have given online to either Trump’s campaign or to the RNC this year, GOP sources told the Post. Most of the contributions came from small donors who gave less than $200 in response to email solicitations, according to those sources.

The $42 million is more than twice the amount raised for former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Comittee (DNC) following the 2008 presidential election.

During the same period in 2009, Obama and the DNC raised $15.8 million. Unlike Obama, Trump has not stopped fundraising since his election victory last November.

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