WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump helped hoist more than $56 million from online donors during the first six months of this year, a disclosure of campaign finances showed on Friday, in a sign of Trump’s power within the Republican Party.
The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which raises money for the Republican Party and Trump-controlled fundraising groups, has made more than $34 million over this period, according to a report provided by Winred, the dominant online fundraising platform for Republicans. .
In addition, more than $22 million has been raised from Trump’s fundraising committees, along with another group that raises money exclusively for them, through Winred.
Most of the money came from donations of less than $50, and the sums collected show that Trump maintains powerful influence over the party’s ranks even following his tumultuous four-year term expired in January.
On Saturday, Trump’s fundraising committees are expected to provide detailed reports on their finances in the first half of the year.
The Winred report, which details contributions from dozens of Republican candidates and groups using the online platform, showed that Trump-linked committees brought in more money than the joint fundraising by the two major Republican committees tasked with supporting the party’s bid to triumph control. Congress in next year’s elections.
Trump has had a strained relationship with some eminent members of his party, including Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Representative Liz Cheney, who was ousted from a leadership role following joining Democrats in the vote to impeach Trump for inciting rioters to storm the Capitol in January. . 6. Trump was acquitted by the US Senate.
He remains the party’s most popular politician, though he has yet to say whether he will run for president again in the 2024 election.
Reporting by Jason Lange. Editing by Leslie Adler