Trump raised $34M so far in 2023, including indictment bump

former president donald trump He has raised more than $34 million for his 2024 White House campaign since the start of the year, thanks to a huge jump in donations since then Notice of Criminal Charges Against him in New York, according to his campaign.his boss Sued on March 30 Closer to what he’s taken on over the past three months.

Trump’s latest fundraising report, due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday, will show he raised more than $18.8 million between his primary campaign account and joint fundraising accounts in the first three months of the year, the campaign said.

Of the total between Jan. 1 and March 31, $4 million came after Trump was arrested. be accused Indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan on March 30 with hush money case From the 2016 general election.

Fundraising figures first reported by politician.

Trump began raising money from the news of his indictment, with his campaign saying he raised $15.4 million since the announcement of the charges and the Saturday deadline for filing fundraising reports.

Trump, who is also facing challenges Several other criminal investigations, trying to use his legal troubles to galvanize supporters, claiming all cases are politically motivated. He described New York’s charges as “election interference,” but also suggested they could help him win support.

Trump has dominated the Republican field in the early stages of the 2024 presidential campaign. But this time around, many high-dollar Republican donors have been looking to lend their support elsewhere. Before his indictment, his campaign fundraising had lagged behind the massive sums he had raised in the past few days or hours of his presidency.

Only Few Candidates Officially Candidacy, Trump’s UN Ambassador nicki haleyformer governor of South Carolina; former governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinsonhe announced days after Trump filed the indictment; and the tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

More candidates, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, are expected to enter the race when the next fundraising report is due in mid-July.

Michelle L. Price and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

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