Third quarter fundraising totals are starting to roll in, and many of the Democratic candidates running in 2020 are reporting respectable figures.

Even so, none of them even come close to the amount raised by Trump and the Republican National Committee.

Here are the totals that have been released by Democrats so far. Via CBS News:

Kamala Harris: $11.6 million

October 1: California Senator Kamala Harris raised $11.6 million in the third quarter of 2019. She had nearly $10 million in cash on hand, according to the campaign.

The average contribution was $34, while the average online contribution was $20. Harris has raised $35.5 million overall in this campaign, from more than 850,000 individual contributions, according to her campaign.

Cory Booker: $6 million

October 1: After a last-minute push to raise $1.7 million before September 30, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s campaign reported raising over $6 million in the third quarter. The 10-day push raised over $2.1 million from more than 46,000 donations, according to the campaign.

The campaign did not provide more details about the average contribution, or how many donors in total contributed to the campaign.

Bernie Sanders: $25.3 million

October 1: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his campaign raised $25.3 million in the third quarter, the most of any 2020 Democratic presidential candidate in a quarter to date. According to the campaign, September was its single best month of fundraising in the 2020 election cycle thus far.

The cash raised in the third quarter comes from 1.4 million donations. The average donation was $18.07. His campaign says it did transfer $2.6 million in the third quarter, but that is not included in the $25 million total.

Pete Buttigieg: $19.1 million

October 1: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $19.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, a lower amount than his second quarter haul of $24.8 million, but still a significant haul that demonstrates his status as one of the top tier candidates in terms of fundraising.

According to the campaign, more than 580,000 unique donors gave to the campaign, including 182,000 new donors. The average donation was $32.

At the time of this writing, Elizabeth Warren has not released her total but while looking for it, I did find this rather telling exchange:

Meanwhile, Trump and the RNC raised a stunning $125 million.

Andrew O’Reilly reports at FOX News:

Trump campaign, RNC breaks fundraising record with massive $125M third quarter haul

President Trump and the Republican National Committee brought in $125 million in fundraising in the third quarter of this year, setting up a hefty war chest for the president as he seeks a second term in office.

The Trump 2020 campaign’s fundraising arm said Tuesday that it has raised more than $308 million in 2019 and has more than $156 million in the bank.

Former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised just over $70 million in the third quarter of 2011.

“President Trump has built a juggernaut of a campaign, raising record amounts of money at a record pace,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.

It’s a huge haul.

This makes the whole impeachment charade look even sillier, doesn’t it?

 
 
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