The Wall Street Journal: Trump announces $122 million war chest as he weighs 2024 run

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WASHINGTON—Former President Donald Trump has more than $122 million in cash spread across his post-presidency political operation and has made donations to dozens of Republican candidates for their midterm campaigns as he weighs another White House run, new Federal Election Commission filings show.

The former president raised more than $51 million during the last six months of 2021, the vast majority of which his political operation said, came from donations of less than $200 made online. The fundraising haul was less than he raised during the first six months of last year but still the most of any GOP figure during the second half of last year.

The political war chest is an unprecedented amount of money for a former president to wield as Mr. Trump seeks to maintain his hold on the Republican Party. The cash on hand total was about the same as the Democratic and Republican national committees reported to start 2022—combined.

Mr. Trump has yet to definitively say whether he will run again after losing the 2020 election, but he has resumed holding political rallies and teased a potential presidential bid. In a statement announcing the fundraising figures, Taylor Budowich, the former president’s communications director, said Mr. Trump is “incredibly well-positioned to look beyond November.”

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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