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The Lincoln Project brings in a massive $39 million in last fundraising quarter before election

The Lincoln Project is doing more than just lambasting President Trump for every decision he makes. It's also bringing in massive amounts of fundraising dollars — $39 million in the third quarter of 2020, to be exact.

Federal Election Commission reports released Wednesday reveal the Republican-led effort to oust Trump and other top Republicans had its most profitable quarter from July 1 to September 30 of this year. In the six months prior, it brought in about $19 million, but brought in more than double that total in the last fundraising quarter before the election.

The Lincoln Project is run by former Republican consultants and strategists largely aimed at attacking Trump through crafty parodies and scathing rebukes from members of the military and other Republicans. It has also made Trump's supporters in the Senate, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), into targets.