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Washington - President Trump's Re-election Campaign Raised $10 Million So Far In 2018

Published on: April 15, 2018 08:00 PM
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Washington -  U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised $10 million in the first quarter of the year, leaving his re-election operation with $28 million in cash, his campaign disclosed on Sunday.

Trump spent $3.9 million in the first quarter.

Trump has opted - unlike presidents before him - to begin actively fundraising in the early part of his first term. He could use some of the money which he has already raised to help Republicans in the upcoming midterm election in November.

In addition to raising money for his own campaign, Trump has also collected funds for joint efforts with the Republican National Committee, which uses that money to help congressional candidates.

His re-election campaign finished 2017 with $22 million in cash.

During the first quarter of the year, Trump spent about $834,000 on legal expenses - down from the $1.1 million he spent in each of the previous two quarters, according to disclosures filed with Federal Election Commission.

Trump’s campaign has used millions of his campaign cash in the past year to pay legal fees - including some fees associated with responding to the Russia investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. His campaign spent over $3 million in 2017 in legal fees.

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In addition to legal fees, he has also used that money to keep a small campaign staff, to fund campaign rallies and to pay for digital advertising focused on his supporters.

Trump filed for re-election the day he took office, an unusual move for an incumbent president. Traditionally, incumbent presidents have waited until after their second year in office to begin their re-election campaign. Trump will stand for re-election in November 2020.



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 Apr 15, 2018 at 09:15 PM hashomer Says:

Trumpf, like all low-rent pols knows that $$ raised for campaigns that is not used becomes their personal property. The money will be used for his criminal defense funds and backruptcy filings after he resigns or is impeached after 2018 election.

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 08:44 PM Educated Archy Says:

Trump’s campaign has used millions of his campaign cash in the past year to pay legal fees

Very vaild cause. Part of the battle for Trumpism is all these Trumped up fake legal battles

May he collect 20 million next quarter

TrumpISprez4-8

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 Apr 15, 2018 at 10:25 PM Get a life Says:

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hashomer Says:

Trumpf, like all low-rent pols knows that $$ raised for campaigns that is not used becomes their personal property. The money will be used for his criminal defense funds and backruptcy filings after he resigns or is impeached after 2018 election.

Keep dreaming, poor obsessed snowflake.

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 Apr 16, 2018 at 06:12 AM Hashomer is Himmler Says:

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hashomer Says:

Trumpf, like all low-rent pols knows that $$ raised for campaigns that is not used becomes their personal property. The money will be used for his criminal defense funds and backruptcy filings after he resigns or is impeached after 2018 election.

If it's legal, who cares? In any case, the money will be used to fuel his landslide win in 2020. Your Trump Derangement Syndrome is very strong. You need to see a doctor about it soon before it consumes you, if it hasn't already.

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 Apr 16, 2018 at 09:15 AM Anonymous Says:

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Hashomer is Himmler Says:

If it's legal, who cares? In any case, the money will be used to fuel his landslide win in 2020. Your Trump Derangement Syndrome is very strong. You need to see a doctor about it soon before it consumes you, if it hasn't already.

"Landslide win" getting 4 million less votes than Hillary is not exactly a landslide. If not the Russian 86 million stolen FB accounts used for Trump the LANDSLIDE would have been Hillarys. FAKE NEWS = FIXED ELECTION = FAKE POTUS

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 Apr 16, 2018 at 09:21 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Hashomer is Himmler Says:

If it's legal, who cares? In any case, the money will be used to fuel his landslide win in 2020. Your Trump Derangement Syndrome is very strong. You need to see a doctor about it soon before it consumes you, if it hasn't already.

"see a doctor about it before it consumes you" You must mean Trump. 5 am tweets etc. I cant blame him. If Mueller (Republican)wasn't enough problem now his handpicked Manhattan DA (Lifetime Republican, Trump volunteer, Giulianis Law Partner) has raided his personal Lawyer. YES Its all the Libs fault but he still needs a "doctor before it consumes him"

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 Apr 16, 2018 at 10:56 AM yaakov doe Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Trump’s campaign has used millions of his campaign cash in the past year to pay legal fees

Very vaild cause. Part of the battle for Trumpism is all these Trumped up fake legal battles

May he collect 20 million next quarter

TrumpISprez4-8

Archy, would you mind telling us how much you contributed towards the Trump campaign fund?

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 Apr 16, 2018 at 10:58 AM Dr_Obvious Says:

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hashomer Says:

Trumpf, like all low-rent pols knows that $$ raised for campaigns that is not used becomes their personal property. The money will be used for his criminal defense funds and backruptcy filings after he resigns or is impeached after 2018 election.

As far as I know, it does not become his personal property. He can give it to superPACs and other candidates but not straight to his bank account.

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 Apr 16, 2018 at 07:24 PM Phineas Says:

Reply to #4  
Hashomer is Himmler Says:

If it's legal, who cares? In any case, the money will be used to fuel his landslide win in 2020. Your Trump Derangement Syndrome is very strong. You need to see a doctor about it soon before it consumes you, if it hasn't already.

He may win but it won't be a landslide. He won't lose in a landslide either. It will be fairly close.

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