The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $86 million online during the last 37 days of 2020. The $86 million was raised on top of the $207.5 million raised in the 19 days following the 2020 November election.
At the time, former President Donald Trump’s legal team was calling for donations to assist in their efforts to investigate the integrity of the contested presidential election.
$68 million of the funds were raised through WinRed, an online platform dedicated to raising funds for members of the Republican party. Trump’s campaign independently raised $14.1 million, the RNC raised $3.5 million, Save America raised $501,224, and Trump Victory raised $24,965.
With all funds currently sitting in Trump’s campaign account, the question becomes what does he plan to do with it?
According to Corey Lewandowski, manager of Trump’s 2016 campaign, the former President plans to assist in any way he can to gain regain Republican control of the House in 2022, hinting that he will have millions in his campaign account to “utilize.”
Lewandowski said, “The president continues to have enormous support and approval among Republican primary voters. He continues to have hundreds of millions of dollars in his campaign account, which he can utilize. And he will continue to be actively involved in recruiting candidates and holding elected officials accountable for their votes.”