Republicans Pull in Record Fundraising Haul After Trump Verdict

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May 31, 2024

Republicans have received record-breaking donations since Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday became the first former American president to be convicted of felony crimes.

The Trump campaign, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee all announced record-high donations, less than 24 hours after a New York jury found Trump guilty Thursday afternoon on all 34 charges for falsifying documents to cover up a hush money payment to an adult film actress ahead of the 2016 election.

The Trump campaign said its "digital fundraising system was overwhelmed with support, and despite temporary delays online because of the amount of traffic, President Trump raised $34.8 million dollars from small dollar donors." That sum came from more than 485,000 donors, according to the Republican National Committee.

Donations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee tripled to about $360,000, breaking the earlier daily record of $325,000 set on Super Tuesday when Trump clinched the nomination, according to Politico.

The National Republican Congressional Committee, meanwhile, raised $300,000 by Thursday night. The committee’s previous record was around $175,000 on the day Mike Johnson (R., La.) became House speaker. 

"The American people stand behind President Trump in the face of this unprecedented weaponization of the judicial system and we are laser-focused on investing these resources to get out the vote, protect the ballot, and re-elect President Donald J. Trump," RNC chair Michael Whatley said in a statement.