Campaign finance

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee raises $2.25 million for 2020 campaign

Jay Inslee
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told Politico Monday that his 2020 presidential campaign raised $2.25 million in the first quarter of 2019.

The big picture: Inslee, who has made fighting climate change the core issue of his 2020 run, did not disclose the number of individual donors or the average contribution to his campaign. Inslee is one of the few Democratic candidates being backed by a super PAC, known as Act Now On Climate.

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Trump campaign raises $30 million in first quarter of 2019

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The Trump campaign told the AP on Sunday that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, bringing its total cash on hand to $40.8 million.

Why it matters: The AP notes that this is "an unprecedented war chest for an incumbent president this early in a campaign," especially with the Republican National Committee also raising $45.8 million in the first quarter — bringing the pro-Trump effort's total cash on hand to $82 million. 99% of donations were $200 or less, with an average contribution of $34.26.