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Both Parties Break Fundraising Records in the Trump Era

Both Republicans and Democrats raising money for U.S. House campaigns have seen donations take a record-breaking turn in the first four months of Donald Trump’s presidency. According to new information from the Federal Election Commission, the two parties combined have raised $96.1 million in 2017’s first quarter, a figure that is 45% above where donations were at this time in 2015.

Bloomberg Politics reported that Republicans brought in $49.8 million in donations, while the Democrats picked up $46.3 million from their supporters.

And both sides, quite clearly, have President Trump to thank for the cash.

Bloomberg spoke to Michael Beckel of Issue One, a group trying to get money out of politics. Beckel said, “Heightened partisanship is good for fundraising. Republicans and Democrats are trying to keep their donor bases active at the dawn of the Trump presidency.”

The FEC reports also showed that Trump himself is benefiting from the windfall. His campaign mechanism took in $10.3 million in small-donor dollars for the first quarter, which Bloomberg describes as “an unprecedented amount for a president who won’t face voters again until 2020.”

It’s being called the Trump Effect, but it could also be said that the rise in donations and the rise of Trump are both effects of a greater political resurgence in the U.S. Trump the candidate in 2012 might very well have crashed and burned. Hillary the candidate in 2012 might have gotten the job done. But the last four years of the tyrannical Obama administration – combined and intertwined with extreme movements like the LGBT Army, Black Lives Matter, and radical feminism – pushed many Americans to the breaking point.

Trump is a symptom of our divide, not the cause. He is what happens when enough people say, “That’s it, I’ve had enough, I won’t accept one more minute of this crap.” He was the silent majority’s MOAB bomb.

Trump’s stunning ascendance, though, has undoubtedly energized people on both sides. While Republicans were simmering with frustration, Democrats were brimming with arrogance and complacency. Now the frustration has turned into an explosion and the arrogance has turned into abject horror.

The country won’t stay at this high-pitched level of polarization for long; it’s just too tiring for your average American to stay engaged in this stuff while also keeping up with the demands of life. Things will settle back down and hopefully, in that time, the Trump administration can start doing some real good for the people of this country.

  • Edward

    Since under obama rule everyone was forced to buy insurance why do we need planed parenthood free clinics. Their argument is they need it free. No lady your insurance will cover you now go get what you need from your doctor. I am totally fed up with democrat lies

    • PatriotGal


  • TPS12

    It’s all about the money before and after the election no matter what party. A major part of the establishment politicians lifestyle we need to put under the spot light.

  • HadEnough

    What the *** is wrong with people. The writer of this article said: “Things will settle back down and hopefully, (in that time) – the (Trump Admin.) – (Can START) (Doing some real good) – for the people of this country” ???? – What the (crap does the writer think he’s been DOING ever since January 20, 2017) ??? – and even during his campaign run.??? – He’s BEEN DOING GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY EVER SINCE HE WAS ELECTED – I’m So Sick of the (brain dead people)

  • Morton99

    So far Trump has moved NO legislation – has fiddled with Executive Orders (which expire with his presidency) not all of which were successful. His popularity appears to be sinking. I do not think that DJT is capable of actually telling the truth. He reconstructs every narrative in a way that paints him as the hero, and simply invents missing pieces.

    • Sinnie Kemp

      It is hard to get the job done with criminals from both sides keep getting in the way to discredit him.

      • Morton99

        Who are you alleging is a criminal ?

      • Sinnie Kemp

        All corrupted politicians are criminals.

        • Morton99

          Who are you – God ? Sounds like libel to me. Who are the ‘corrupted politicians’ ?

  • george briar

    We haven’t had a real President in over 8 years and certainly haven’t had a real leader in over 16 years. Trump fills the shoes of both and he’s just getting started. I believe he will be very successful and will easily get reelected and after two terms of his triumphs he will have made it nearly impossible to fill those shoes after he leaves.

  • Gale