Trump Campaign Raises $90 Mn In Aug

Friday, 09 September 2016, 10:22 Hrs
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WASHINGTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign has raised in August $90 million — of which the real estate tycoon himself contributed more than half, but still remains short of $140 million raised by hisDemocratic rival Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Trump contributed $60 million to his campaign in August, which then turned out to be his best fund-raising month with $90 million as the total amount raised.

However, it is still short of $140 million raised by his rival Hillary Clinton's campaign in the same month.

The fact was acknowledged by the Trump campaign in its latest fund raising statement.

"We have broad support from across America. Hillary Clinton and her super PACs have spent over $130 million on negative political ads, and yet we are virtually tied (or better) in the most recent national polls and leading in many of the important swing states," said Steven Mnuchin, Trump for President Finance chairman.

"Hillary Clinton spent August attending 70 fundraisers; Donald Trump spent August at 34 rallies and speeches," he said.

In a statement, the Trump Campaign said the $90 million haul came mostly from small donors and includes a significant contribution from the 70-year-old — bringing his overall contributions to the campaign to almost $60 million dollars.

"Once again his contributions for the month far surpassed what the FEC legally requires in reimbursements to his related entities such as rent and airfare," it said.

As a result, the campaign and both Joint Fundraising Committees finished the month with very strong cash positions on hand, totaling approximately $97 million.

This is a significant increase from the previous month, it said.

According to the Trump Campaign, in last three months, 2.1 million people from across the nation have donated.

"On August 31, the day Trump met with the President of Mexico and delivered his 10-point plan to reform immigration laws in this country, the campaign raised more than $5 million," it said.

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Source: PTI