Friday, June 24, 2016

Stark Gap in Fundraising Between Presumptive Nominees

Donald Trump’s campaign had $1.3 million at the end of May compared with $42 million for his rival
Donald Trump raised $3.1 million in the month after he became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, giving him a staggering cash disadvantage heading into the general election against Hillary Clinton.
What happened to SELF-FUNDING. The pledge Trump
 made when he entered the race?
After largely self-financing the primary election, Mr. Trump said last month that he would begin actively soliciting money for the general election. He appointed a national finance chairman and finalized a joint fundraising vehicle with the Republican National Committee. But his haul that month suggests his campaign was unable to turn his clinching of the party’s nomination into any fundraising boost.
Mrs. Clinton, meanwhile, raised $27 million last month even as she sought to fend off the final weeks of primary rival Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. She has raised $240 million over the course of the cycle, to Mr. Trump’s $17 million. (He has also loaned himself $45.7 million through May.)
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Mr. Trump’s May haul, which he supplemented with $2.2 million in loans, left him with $1.3 million in the bank. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign had 32 times as much in its war chest: $42 million.
Mr. Trump’s cash deficit means it will be extraordinarily difficult for him to rival Mrs. Clinton’s expansive operation, both in TV ads and grassroots efforts. He has said he will rely heavily on the RNC, but the party’s efforts in battleground states are small in comparison to the Democrats and nonexistent in several blue states, such as California, that Mr. Trump says he wants to put on the map.
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Trump Lags Far Behind Hillary Clinton in Staffing, Ad Buys

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