GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was buoyed an enthusiastic base of small donors in July, helping him raise $82 million in conjunction with the Republican National Committee, the campaign announced Wednesday.
Of that, $64 million came in the form of donations contributed online and through direct mail solicitations, the campaign said. Another $16 million was raised through 20 pricey fundraising events held in conjunction with the RNC. In addition, Trump personally contributed $2 million to his campaign, for a total monthly haul of $82 million.
By comparison, Hillary Clinton pulled in $90 million with the Democratic National Committee last month, including $63 million for her campaign.
It is unclear exactly how much Trump raised directly into his campaign committee, but he began August with $37 million in bank, compared to Clinton’s $58 million. The Republican nominee’s fundraising has dramatically expanded since June, when his campaign and the RNC together brought in $52.3 million. Thirty percent of the money he raised that month came from 60 mega-donors, who each gave at least $100,000, a Washington Post analysis found.
In July, however, Trump saw a surge in small-dollar contributions — a phenomenon that campaign officials say persisted throughout the month.
“This is not just a convention bounce,” said Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s national finance chairman. “There is ground-level support for Donald Trump unlike any other Republican before.”
Both candidates have to file detailed reports about their July fundraising and spending with the Federal Election Commission by Aug. 20.
This post has been updated.