In the months leading up to the 2020 Election, Donald Trump and the GOP have broken fundraising records.
At the end of the first quarter of 2020, they had upwards of $200 million in the bank. That is a significantly higher amount than Joe Biden and other presidential candidates.
Now, the president is using that money to propel his campaign forward.
President Trump’s campaign has outspent Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s by nearly a three-to-one margin since the general election campaign got underway a month and a half ago.
The former vice president’s campaign has spent roughly $8 million to run ads since early April…
The president’s reelection campaign… spent approximately $21 million to run ads during the same time period.
Why It’s Important:
The 2020 race will most-likely come down to Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Both candidates are vying for the attention of voters from every demographic.
Currently, the focus of both campaigns has been the COVID-19 pandemic. Though, as Joe Biden has focused on just online ads hitting Trump’s response, the president has launched ads across all media. The Trump campaign’s focus has been on the president’s efforts to battle the disease as well as Joe Biden’s frequent gaffes and overall absence.
Trump’s campaign attributes its success in ad spending, thanks to its growing, grassroots support. The campaign even launched an app that encourages supporters to donate and share with friends and family. These combined efforts appear to dwarf Joe Biden’s outreach.
- President Trump is outspending Joe Biden on ads three-to-one
- Trump and the GOP are leveraging a large war chest to mount aggressive ad campaigns
- Biden, on the other hand, has only spent money on online advertising
Source: Fox News