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Monday, September 19, 2016

Trump shatters GOP records with small donors

Donald Trump has unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP, and one that Republican Party elders have dreamed about finding for much of the last decade as they’ve watched a succession of Democrats — Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and, to a lesser extent, Hillary Clinton — develop formidable fundraising operations, $5, $10 and $20 at a time.

Trump has only been actively soliciting cash for a few months, but when he reveals his campaign’s financials later this week they will show he has crushed the total haul from small-dollar donors of the last two Republican nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney — during the entirety of their campaigns.

All told, Trump is approaching, and has possibly already passed, $100 million from donors who have given less than $200, according to an analysis of available Federal Election Commission filings, the campaign’s public statements and people familiar with his fundraising operation. It is a threshold no previous Republican has ever achieved in a single campaign. And Trump has done so less than three months after signing his first email solicitation for donors on June 21 — a staggering speed to collect such a vast sum.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said a senior Republican operative who has worked closely with the campaign’s small-dollar fundraising operation. “He’s the Republican Obama in terms of online fundraising.”



Zorro said...

Excellent news

Anonymous said...

He's got $75 of my dollars, and is set to get a few more. I can't afford it, but I won't be able to afford everyday life if I don't help with his election.

Please help me out in this effort!

Anonymous said...

Just got $100 from me!
Just another deplorable doing the right thing
Just saying

Steve said...

I just sent another $35! Keep driving, Donald!

Anonymous said...

Shattering records with small donors means a lot of support and a lot of votes. If he loses this election we can count on it being rigged. Just like the DNC Primary and the 2012 elections were rigged. The question is though, what are you going to do about it.