With $10-million haul, Trump outraises Democratic challengers in California

No 2020 candidate raised more in California over the last three months than President Trump. He pulled in nearly $10.8 million from donors of $200 or more disclosed in campaign filings this week.

California Sen. Kamala Harris continues to be the most successful Democratic fundraiser in the Golden State, narrowly trailed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and other contenders for the nomination.

California donors giving at least $200
July through Sept. Since Trump's inaugration
Donald Trump (R)
President of the United States
$10.78 M $33.25 M
Kamala Harris (D)
Senator from California
2.84 M 11.63 M
Bernie Sanders (D)
Senator from Vermont
2.42 M 4.64 M
Pete Buttigieg (D)
Mayor of South Bend, Ind.
2.35 M 6.68 M
Joe Biden (D)
Former vice president
2.33 M 4.70 M
Elizabeth Warren (D)
Senator from Massachusetts
2.25 M 4.19 M
Andrew Yang (D)
Founder of Venture for America
1.05 M 1.54 M
Cory Booker (D)
Senator from New Jersey
0.94 M 3.63 M
Marianne Williamson (D)
Author of self help and spiritual books
0.43 M 0.78 M
Amy Klobuchar (D)
Senator from Minnesota
0.33 M 1.11 M
Beto O'Rourke (D)
Former congressman from Texas
0.32 M 0.94 M
Tom Steyer (D)
Investor and Democratic activist
0.31 M 0.31 M
Tulsi Gabbard (D)
Congresswoman from Hawaii
0.26 M 0.70 M
Steve Bullock (D)
Governor of Montana
0.25 M 0.62 M
Julian Castro (D)
Former Housing secretary
0.20 M 0.62 M
Michael Bennet (D)
Senator from Colorado
0.20 M 0.63 M
Jay Inslee (D)
Governor of Washington
0.15 M 0.50 M
Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
Senator from New York
0.06 M 0.75 M
Seth Moulton (D)
Representative from Massachusetts
0.05 M 0.17 M
William Weld (R)
Former governor of Massachusetts
0.03 M 0.07 M
John Delaney (D)
Former congressman from Maryland
0.03 M 0.19 M
Tim Ryan (D)
Congressman from Ohio
0.03 M 0.10 M
John Hickenlooper (D)
Former governor of Colorado
0.01 M 0.27 M
Bill de Blasio (D)
Mayor of New York City
0.01 M 0.02 M
Joe Walsh (R)
Former congressman from Illinois
0.01 M 0.01 M
Eric Swalwell (D)
Congressman from California
0.01 M 2.00 M
Mark Sanford (R)
Former congressman from South Carolina
0.00 M 0.00 M
Wayne Messam (D)
Mayor of Miramar, Fla.
0.00 M 0.00 M

Trump gains steam

Trump outpaced his competition for financial support in California thanks in part to a fundraising blitz with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

That included a stop at the mansion of Geoffrey Palmer, a controversial real estate developer who has been one of the president's most generous supporters.

Note: A small number of contributions without a date disclosed have been excluded.

Where the cash comes from

Trump's support comes primarily from Southern California but is spread across the state, and includes donations of more than $200 from both rural and urban areas.

Harris' lead among Democrats is thanks in part to early backing from wealthy donors in Hollywood and the Bay Area, many of whom supported her earlier bids for local and state office. A reception at the Pacific Palisades home of filmmaker J.J. Abrams drew television producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Elizabeth Banks and music giant Quincy Jones.