Democrats running for president in 2020 have raised more than three times as much as the incumbent president did in 2019, according to a recent report.

President Donald Trump raised a total of $143.8 million in 2019, compared to a combined $515.6 million for his Democrat challengers, according to an analysis conducted by CNBC News.

President Barack Obama’s main Republican opponents also outraised him in 2011, but by a far smaller margin. George W. Bush beat his top Democrat opponents’ fundraising totals in 2003. Both Obama and Bush were ultimately successful in their re-election bids.

In 2011, Obama reportedly raised $128.3 million. That figure was notably less than the $143.8 million Trump raised in 2019, and slightly less than the $139 million earned by all of his 2012 Republican rivals combined.

In 2003, Bush raised $132.7 million (also less than Trump’s 2019 haul), but slightly more than the $130.6 million raised by his Democrat challengers.

Trump led all other Democrat campaigns individually in fourth-quarter fundraising, including socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D–VT), who currently leads the pack.

The president’s campaign said it raised $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, exceeding Sanders’ haul by 33 percent, who raised $34.5 million over the same time frame.

Pete Buttigieg ranked second at $24.7 million, or 71 percent of Sanders’ haul. Joe Biden trailed in third place at $22.7 million, or only 65 percent of what Sanders raised and less than half of Trump’s support.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–MA) ranked fourth at $22.2 million raised in the fourth quarter. Andrew Yang raised $16.5 million, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D–MN) $11.4 million, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D–NJ) $6.6. million, and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D–HI) raised $3.4 million.

While Booker has ended his campaign, Gabbard remains.

Ross Kecseg

Ross Kecseg was the president of Texas Scorecard. He passed away in 2020. A native North Texan, he was raised in Denton County. Ross studied Economics at Arizona State University with an emphasis on Public Policy and U.S. Constitutional history. Ross was an avid golfer, automotive enthusiast, and movie/music junkie. He was a loving husband and father.


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