Yesterday, Bernie Sanders reported that he’d “raised $46.5 million, which I wrote about here.” That’s quite a haul. That being said, the Trump/RNC digital fundraising for February was pretty extraordinary, too:
The fundraising numbers for February are in, and the RNC and Trump campaign saw their largest digital fundraising hauls since 2016. According to the Daily Caller: Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised upwards of $86 million in February, making it the largest digital fundraising monthly haul since 2016.
Additionally, the joint Trump/RNC account has $195,000,000 Cash-on-Hand. Then there’s this:
Republicans raised more than $3 million per day for the entire month. The campaign has raised more than $600 million since the start of 2019 and currently has more than $225 million cash on hand. According to Monday’s announcement, the campaign has gathered more than 4 million voter contacts this cycle in conjunction with the RNC and authorized joint fundraising committees.
The thing that I look at most closely is the number of voter contacts. I’m also paying attention to the size of the Trump rallies. According to Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, 96.6% of the people who attend a Trump rally wind up voting for him. Additionally, Parscale said that if a person who attends a Trump rally and who makes a contribution, the chances of that voter returning and voting for Trump jumps to 98.4%.
Finally, Republicans are holding voter registration drives at these events. They break things down into categories. For instance, they track what percentage of new voter registrations are from people who haven’t voted recently. I don’t have the number of people who fit that category but it’s a significant percentage of the new registrations.
Still, with so much riding on this election, Republicans must work hard through election day. Bernie’s voters are supermotivated and we can’t afford to get complacent.