Hillary Clinton still has more money than Trump but that’s because she’s a career politician with the machine backing her. Plus, she’s been raising money for months, Trump is just getting started.
The Hill reports:
Trump raises $80M in July
Donald Trump’s campaign announced Wednesday that it raised $80 million in July for his presidential bid and the Republican Party, a major uptick that still puts him behind Hillary Clinton’s fundraising clip.
Until Trump files his monthly report with the Federal Election Commission, it’s unclear how much of that money will go directly to his campaign and how much will be divvied up between the Republican National Committee and state parties as part of joint fundraising agreements.
But the figures show Trump filled his campaign coffers by boosting his cash on hand by almost $17 million, to $37 million. That’s on top of $37 million in the bank for his two joint fundraising committees.
“We are extremely proud of our 69% growth in small dollar donations which shows the broad based support of over one million donors across America,” Trump finance committee chairman Steve Mnuchin said in a statement.
“Our volunteers and contributors are clearly committed to electing Donald J. Trump as President in November.”
Why is Hillary even raising money?
Don’t Democrats supposedly want big money out of politics?