Clinton runs up campaign cash advantage over Trump

(AP) -- Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her presidential bid with a resounding campaign cash advantage over Donald Trump. New fundraising reports show her campaign and joint accounts with

News 12 Staff

Oct 28, 2016, 3:20 PM

Updated 2,817 days ago

Share:

(AP) -- Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her presidential bid with a resounding campaign cash advantage over Donald Trump.
New fundraising reports show her campaign and joint accounts with Democrats had $153 million in the bank as of last week. That's more than double the $68 million Trump's campaign and partnership committees had about on hand.
Clinton's continued fundraising advantage helps ensure the Democratic nominee can keep her sprawling political operation at full strength in the frantic final days of the race. She maintains staff of more than 800 -- several times larger than Trump's -- and has spent more on advertising than the Republican has every single week of the race.
Over the course of the primary and general elections, Clinton's campaign has hauled in $513 million, roughly double what Trump's has.
She outpaced him again in the first 19 days of October, the new reports show, when her campaign reaped $53 million as his brought in about $30 million.
While Trump, a New York businessman who says he is worth $10 billion, typically makes a personal contribution of about $2 million each month, he had not done so yet in October. The latest contribution reports, up to date as of Wednesday, show he had given a little more than $33,000 this month.
The candidates and many outside groups involved in the presidential race are filing their final pre-election fundraising reports on Thursday.
An outside group backing Clinton also kept a formidable fundraising pace this month.
Priorities USA raised $18 million in 19 days. As a super PAC, Priorities can take unlimited contributions from wealthy donors, but it may not coordinate with the campaign on how to spend money. Some of its biggest most recent donors include Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Susan Mandel, the wife of a hedge fund founder, who each put in $2.5 million this month.
Priorities USA has been spending most of its money on TV ads. It plans to spend $20 million on ads this week and next, according to Kantar Media's political ad tracker.
___
Keep track on how much Clinton and Trump are spending on television advertising, and where they're spending it, via AP's interactive ad tracker. http://elections.ap.org/content/ad-spending
___
Follow Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bykowicz and https://twitter.com/ChadSDay


More from News 12
2:13
HEAT ALERT: Heat and humidity continue for Tuesday; showers expected Wednesday

HEAT ALERT: Heat and humidity continue for Tuesday; showers expected Wednesday

1:54
Bridgeport extends city's hot weather emergency; several cooling centers opened throughout city

Bridgeport extends city's hot weather emergency; several cooling centers opened throughout city

0:44
Mosquitoes trapped in Old Greenwich test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes trapped in Old Greenwich test positive for West Nile virus

0:12
Officials: No one injured in Fairfield bus fire

Officials: No one injured in Fairfield bus fire

2:43
Stamford man retells his eyewitness account of Trump rally shooting

Stamford man retells his eyewitness account of Trump rally shooting

2:25
After Trump shooting, CT delegates say they feel safe at Republican National Convention

After Trump shooting, CT delegates say they feel safe at Republican National Convention

2:26
Commuters react to attempted assassination of former President Trump

Commuters react to attempted assassination of former President Trump

1:55
'We're working to make kindness a contact sport.' Hockey Showcase honors memory of Darien skater

'We're working to make kindness a contact sport.' Hockey Showcase honors memory of Darien skater

0:30
Hawinton man faces manslaughter charges in girlfriend's death

Hawinton man faces manslaughter charges in girlfriend's death

0:36
Former state representative and candidate apologizes for Trump shooting meme

Former state representative and candidate apologizes for Trump shooting meme

3:30
Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

2:14
Don't be caught in the dark: Are you ready to power through hurricane season?

Don't be caught in the dark: Are you ready to power through hurricane season?

5:30
In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

In prime-time address, Biden warns of election-year rhetoric, saying ‘it’s time to cool it down’

0:31
Sen. Blumenthal on Trump assassination attempt: 'Political violence is absolutely unacceptable'

Sen. Blumenthal on Trump assassination attempt: 'Political violence is absolutely unacceptable'

2:07
A look back at US political violence that changed history

A look back at US political violence that changed history

4:10
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Trump rally attendee gives his eyewitness account of the shooting

1:52
Law enforcement experts assess security failure at Trump rally

Law enforcement experts assess security failure at Trump rally

2:37
Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

Security increased at Trump Tower following rally shooting

2:27
Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

Political analyst weighs in on gun violence in wake of Trump rally shooting

1:29
Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting

Expert: Security will be a high level concern at presidential events in wake of Trump rally shooting