Trump Campaign Raised $90 Million In August
Falling short of the market set by Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s campaign announced that he raised $90 million in August:
Together with his joint committees, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump raised $90 million in August, according to a CNN report.
Trump’s fundraising total represents a $10 million increase from his July total but still trailed far behind Hillary Clinton, who raise $143 million in August with the Democratic National Committee and state parties.
Despite its size relative to Clinton’s haul, Trump’s $90 million August is impressive given how recently the GOP nominee’s campaign has pulled together a fundraising operation. The Manhattan billionaire’s ability to raise money was a source of much skepticism early on in the campaign, but he has quickly ramped up his fundraising, assuaging some of those concerns.
By way of comparison, in August 2012 President Obama’s campaign raised a combined $114 million while Mitt Romney $112 million.