Trump opposition powers fundraising boost for Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand

The first months of the Trump presidency have fueled protests and town hall meeting attendance.

Many who oppose the president and his agenda have also been expressing their sentiments with cash, reports Politico. According to the media outlet, Democratic fundraising via online efforts and small donations surged in February.

Though official first quarter tallies are still a month away from being released, totals reported by ActBlue, a liberal-oriented online fundraising platform, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, are noteworthy.

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ActBlue reports that the roughly 1,350,000 donors who used the site that month contributed over $33.5 million to various candidates, committees and organizations, an unprecedented amount for a non-election year.

The DCCC reported February donations of $9.8 million, a number far ahead of the previous record of $5.1 million, set in 2015, notes the Huffington Post.

Individual politicians are also seeing dollar signs, according to Politico.

Senator Elizabeth Warren's online donations surged after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced her stand against Jeff Sessions, the then-nominee for Attorney General. By February's end, her campaign had raised $1.1 million online.

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According to Politico, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who opposed nearly every nominee put forward by Trump, pulled in $1.4 million in web-based giving.

Politicians who don't have such track records are also reaping the benefits of the Trump opposition.

Among them is Jon Ossoff, who aims to take the House seat vacated by Tom Price, the current Health and Human Services Secretary, notes Vox. The special election is taking place in Georgia's traditionally Republican 6th district, which includes a number of wealthy Atlanta neighborhoods, and will occur in April. Ossoff, who also faces the challenge of being relatively new to politics, has assembled a volunteer army of more than 7,000 and has raised roughly $3 million.

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