Updated Jul 17, 2019

Track the 2020 Democrats' Q2 fundraising

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Lower-tier 2020 candidates have highest share of small-dollar donations

Various lower-tier candidates are leading the 2020 race in one way: they've raised most of their money from small-dollar donors.

Why it matters: Fundraising as a whole can be a proxy for voter enthusiasm. But especially small donations, which Democrats have been fighting to get from regular people who want to give their money to campaigns — and mostly online.

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DNC collects $8.5 million in June

DNC chairman Tom Perez. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Democratic National Committee raised $8.5 million in June, of which it spent $7.5 million, according to a new FEC filing.

The big picture: The DNC ended the month with nearly $9.3 million cash on hand. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee hasn't disclosed its June numbers yet, but closed out May with $37 million cash on hand, writes Politico. The DNC spent the bulk of its funds last month on events, though the filing failed to specify whether the functions were directly related to the first round of primary debates.

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Keep ReadingArrowJul 20, 2019

Exclusive: Pro-Trump outside groups jointly raise $17.8 million

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The pro-Trump super PAC America First Action and its affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit, America First Policies, have jointly raised $17.83 million in the first 6 months of 2019 and will report $21 million cash on hand to the Federal Election Commission, according to an America First Action official.

Where it stands: The conservative organization, which Trump has blessed and which is led by former Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, reports having jointly brought in 16,649 total donations from 11,655 unique contributors. An America First Action official also told Axios it has $40 million in outstanding donor pledges, and has collected $3.75 million of those pledges since the end of the reporting period on June 30.

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