Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign raised $143 million in August for her campaign, the DNC and state parties, according to a campaign press release, a haul that makes the month the best of her campaign.
National polls have tightened since the Democratic National Convention in July, but Clinton maintains leads in almost all battleground states.
With their massive August haul, the Clinton campaign starts September with more than $68 million in the bank, while her joint fundraising accounts have a combined $84 million in the bank.
“Thanks to the 2.3 million people who have contributed to our campaign, we are heading into the final two months of the race with the resources we need to organize and mobilize millions of voters across the country,” Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement. “These resources will help us to register and turnout millions of voters to elect progressive candidates across the country.”
For comparison, then-Sen. Barack Obama raised Obama’s campaign raised $66 million in August 2008 and $150 million in September 2008.
Right-leaning news outlet The Hill has the details:
Donald Trump’s campaign is still soliciting illegal donations from foreign individuals — including members of foreign governments at their official email addresses — weeks after the campaign was put on notice by watchdog groups.
Foreign members of parliament from the United Kingdom and Australia confirmed to The Hill that they received fundraising solicitations from the Trump campaign as recently as July 12 — two weeks after a widely publicized Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint issued on June 29 by nonpartisan watchdogs Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center.
These latest campaign finance violations were first reported by the investigative website WhoWhatWhy and have been confirmed by The Hill. The Trump campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
The first month of the general election has come and gone, and it was a very good month for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
On top of rising numbers in the polls across the board, her campaign is reporting almost $70 million was raised for Hillary for America, the DNC and state parties.
The average donation was $48, which means a LOT of folks donated to the former Secretary of State’s campaign. The bulk of the money raised – $40.5 million – will go directly to Hillary’s campaign, while $28 million will be spread among the Democratic National Committee and state parties.
The huge haul means Hillary begins July with $44 million on hand.
“Our first month of general election fundraising proved to be the best of the campaign,” campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement. “Thanks to the continued support of nearly 1.6 million people, we have been able to help Democrats build out an organizing infrastructure across the country that will mobilize millions of voters and help elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot.”
Tea Partier Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) runs from a reporter who tries to ask why he’s paying Michele Bachmann’s former top aide over $33K.
Currently running for the Senate, Broun reports paying O’Donnell and Associates, who specialize in campaign communications and debate prep, over $33K from his congressional office budget. Campaign expenditures are a no-no coming from tax-payer dollars.
Broun says O’Donnell is a “contract member of his staff” helping Broun learn to better communicate his legislative goals to constituents.
What do you think? Is Broun telling the truth or letting the American tax-payer prep him for his Senate run?