President Donald Trump beat all other 2020 presidential candidates in fundraising effort amounts for the fourth quarter of 2019, which ended on Dec. 31.

Trump’s campaign raised nearly half a billion dollars, or more precisely and comparable to his competition, a staggering amount of over $500 million in 2019 alone. In the final, or fourth quarter of 2019, Trump had raised around $154 million for his reelection campaign.

Some of Trump’s 14 Democratic counterparts trail close behind and are in stiff competition for financial contributions before the Iowa caucuses next month.

Trump claims that the impeachment proceedings motivated GOP donors and assisted his campaign with sourcing over $46 million in the previous three months.

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Figures released Thursday reveal that Democratic candidates also had raised a substantial amount to support their political agendas – such as Sen. Bernie Sander‘s campaign, which announced that it raised $34.5 million. Sander’s total campaign fundraising efforts for 2019 total up to around $96 million. He claims that assistance from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helped increase campaign engagement numbers and support in the fall of 2019. Sanders is the Democrat who had raised the most money during 2019, despite having a heart attack.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said with the monetary contributions from over 326,000 donors, he had raised $24.7 million in the final quarter of 2019. He also shared that he had fundraised over $76 million since he entered the presidential race in April.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) campaign efforts, continued to decline from previous highs in Q4.

Biden raised $22.7 million in the same period. Warren, who entered the race in February, reportedly raised $21 million for the last quarter of 2019, after she warned potential voters that her election was in jeopardy because fundraising efforts had decreased by around 30 percent. Warren remains behind, the Democratic frontrunners – Biden and Sanders – in campaign fundraising efforts and poll numbers.

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