Biden Fundraising Outpaces Trump; Legal Bills Weigh Him Down

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As of the end of January, President Biden’s re-election campaign had nearly $56 million on hand, maintaining a cash advantage over former President Donald J. Trump, whose campaign had approximately $30 million available.

Biden’s campaign experienced a jump in funds from the end of 2023, where they had $46 million. In contrast, Trump’s campaign saw a slight decrease from the $33 million they had at the end of the previous year.

Biden’s advantage in campaign cash is attributed, in part, to the Democratic Party’s quick and unified support, leading to a robust fundraising effort.

Biden and Trump (Credits: The New York Times)

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has joined forces with Biden’s campaign, contributing to a combined total of $42 million raised in January, with a total of $130 million on hand by the end of the month.

While the Federal Election Commission filings shed light on the cash positions of the candidates’ campaigns, the full financial picture is not entirely clear without considering joint fundraising committees.

Both Biden and Trump utilize such committees, and their financial details will be disclosed in April. These committees often transfer funds to campaigns for various expenses, including salaries and advertising.

Looking ahead to the potential rematch in November, Biden’s campaign benefits from the incumbent’s position and collaboration with the DNC.

The Democratic Party’s fundraising machinery, along with Biden’s personal appeal to a broad base, contributes to their financial strength. Meanwhile, Trump faces questions regarding the impact of his legal challenges on both his political standing and fundraising capabilities.

The coming months will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the candidates’ financial strategies and resources as the election season unfolds.

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