Trump is benefiting from the advantages of incumbency, like universal name recognition and his unrivaled position atop the Republican Party [Carlos Barria/Reuters]

President Donald Trump‘s re-election campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30m in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to The Associated Press news agency.

The haul brings the campaign’s cash on hand to $40.8m, an unprecedented war chest for an incumbent president this early in a campaign.

The Trump campaign said nearly 99% of its donations were of $200 or less, with an average donation of $34.26.

Trump’s fundraising ability was matched by the Republican National Committee, which brought in $45.8m in the first quarter — its best non-election

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