The haul — which was brought in by Trump Victory, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee and the Republican National Committee — edges out the $70 million that Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign says it raised during the Democratic National Convention last week.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told CNN in a statement that the convention had succeeded in communicating “real stories from real Americans who have been empowered and lifted up by President Trump’s pro-growth, pro-opportunity, pro-American policies — and clearly it resonated.”
“There has never been a starker contrast between what is at stake this November for our country,” she continued.
The President’s campaign has been a fundraising juggernaut, raising more than $1.1 billion in the past two years, and typically has outpaced Biden and other Democrats in the amount of money available to them.
Biden and the DNC ended July with $294 million on hand, the former vice president’s campaign said earlier this month. That was just $6 million less than Trump and the RNC reported having on hand.
About 23.8 million viewers watched coverage of Trump’s convention address across 13 cable and broadcast networks, down from 24.6 million viewers who watched Biden’s convention address on 12 of those same networks.
The Democratic convention also rated higher than the Republican convention overall when the audiences for all four days were tallied.