As far as fundraising goes, comparatively speaking, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump had a good June. According to his campaign, he raised some $51 million.
That total is made up of $26 million in donations to the campaign and more than $25 million going to the Republican National Committee and other GOP groups. The campaign said some 400,000 supporters donated, with 94 percent sending under $200.
"We just started our fundraising efforts in the last week of May and we are extremely pleased with the broad-based support in the last five weeks for the Trump Campaign and Trump Victory," Trump campaign finance chairman Steve Mnuchin said in a statement, via Politico. "We want to thank our many volunteers and contributors that are committed to electing Donald J. Trump as president in November."
Trump's June total is certainly a big shift upward from May, when his campaign raised just more than $3 million from donors and the RNC brought in about an additional $11 million.
But compared with his competition and candidates of years past, Trump is still a ways behind. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton raised about $68.5 million in June. The campaign brought in $40.5 million, while an additional $28 million was raised through joint fundraising and routed to the Democratic National Committee and state parties.
"Our first month of general election fundraising proved to be the best of the campaign," campaign manager Robby Mook said. "Thanks to the continued support of nearly 1.6 million people, we have been able to help Democrats build out an organizing infrastructure across the country that will help mobilize millions of voters and help elected progressive candidates up and down the ballot."
About this time in 2012, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was bringing in more than double Trump's sum. The Romney Victory effort brought in $106 million that June. President Barack Obama reported raising $71 million in the same period. By the end of the 2012 campaign, Obama raised $1.123 billion compared with Romney's $1.019 billion.