Trump has raised $34 million so far in 2023, including indictments
NEW YORK (AP) – Former President donald trump has raised more than $34 million for its 2024 White House run since the beginning of the year, buoyed by a large fundraising wave since the filing of criminal charges against him in New York, according to his campaign. Its total after Charge dated March 30 approached what he had recorded over the past three months.
Trump’s latest fundraising report, due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday, will show he raised more than $18.8 million between his main campaign account and a joint fundraising account in the first three months of the year , said the campaign.
Of that total for the January 1-March 31 period, $4 million came in after Trump was charged March 30 by a Manhattan grand jury on charges related to a hush money case from the 2016 election.
The fundraising figures were first reported by Politically.
Trump began raising money from news of his indictment, and his campaign said he has raised $15.4 million since the indictment was announced and the fundraising report deadline on Saturday.
Trump, who is also facing several other criminal investigationsHe has tried to use his legal woes to mobilize supporters, claiming all cases are politically motivated. He has portrayed the New York charges as “electoral interference” but also suggested they could help him garner support.
Trump has dominated the GOP field in the early stages of the 2024 presidential race. But many gifted GOP donors have tried to send their support elsewhere this time. Until his indictment, his campaign fundraising had fallen short of the massive amounts he had previously raised in days or hours when he was president.
Only a few candidates have officially entered the race, Trump’s UN ambassadors Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina; former governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson, which announced days after Trump’s indictment was filed; and tech entrepreneurs Vivek Ramaswamy.
Other candidates, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, are expected to join the race when the next fundraising reports are due in mid-July.