Trump enters the 2020 election cycle with a massive fundraising lead over Democrats

Washington Post analysis of newly-filed campaign finance data reveals that President Trump’s reelection effort fundraising total has risen "to more than $129 million, a record amount for a sitting president at this point in the election cycle."

The latest fundraising disclosures bring the total haul for Trump’s reelection effort to more than $129 million, a record amount for a sitting president at this point in the election cycle. The campaign had more than $19.2 million in cash on hand by the end of 2018, according to new Federal Election Commission filings made public Thursday night.

Meanwhile, as many as two dozen Democratic candidates may vie for the party’s nomination in what is expected to be a bruising and expensive primary battle. These candidates are now gearing up their ability to raise money, and are far behind Trump’s fundraising pace.

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