Showdown in 2024: Trump beats Biden in April campaign cash dash

With five and a half months to go until the November election, former President Donald Trump enjoys a lead over President Biden in many national polls and surveys in key battleground states that will likely decide their 2024 rematch.

And in April, Trump also led monthly fundraising for the first time.

The president's campaign announced Monday evening that it and the Democratic National Committee had raised more than $51 million in fundraising last month.

That's significantly less than the $76 million the former president and the Republican National Committee raised in April, according to an announcement earlier this month.

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Former President Donald Trump is joined by top GOP officials, allies and potential 2024 running mates as he speaks during a Republican National Committee donor retreat May 4, 2024 in Palm Beach, Florida (Donald Trump Campaign 2024)

@TeamTrump and the RNC outspent Biden by $25 MILLION in April!”, the RNC touted in a social media post.

The fundraising totals are a change from March, when Biden and the DNC raised about $90 million, compared to $65.6 million for Trump and the RNC.

Biden had regularly surpassed Trump in monthly fundraising, but Trump's April haul was boosted by a record $50.5 million the former president's campaign raised early in the month at a single event with top-dollar GOP donors that was hosted in the Palm Beach, Florida, home of billionaire investor John Paulson.

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The Biden campaign highlighted in their announcement that they have raised $473 million in the year since the president formally launched his re-election bid.

They also showed that they were sitting on a huge war chest of $192 million at the end of April.

They touted that Trump is “performing poorly on cash” and that they “have the highest total of any Democratic candidate in history at this point in the cycle.”

Biden, Obama and Clinton.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and President Joe Biden. (Getty Images)

The Biden campaign also highlighted their small-dollar donations, saying that “the majority of April's proceeds came from grassroots donors, and one million additional supporters were added to our email list in the month alone .”

They also took aim at Trump, arguing that his campaign was “almost entirely focused on recruiting billionaire donors, going out of his way early in the cycle rather than building a sustainable grassroots fundraising program.”

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In their announcement earlier this month, Trump senior advisers Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles pointed to their prowess in grassroots fundraising, saying that “since half of the money raised comes from small dollar donors, it It is clear that our base has energy.”

And they pledged that “we will raise the resources necessary to achieve victory in November.”

Trump and Biden

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon / Curtis Means/DailyMail.com via AP, Pool)

But the Biden campaign said its fundraising advantage in recent months has allowed it to make big ad buys in key states and build formidable ground game teams in the battlegrounds.

Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez said their fundraising “gives us the resources needed to invest in opening offices, hiring organizers and communicating in our battleground states to mobilize the coalition of voters who will decide this election .”

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