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Trump's Campaign Stockpile Totals $42 Million in First Quarter

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By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 10:14 PM

More than $42 million has poured into President Donald Trump's campaign coffers and the Republican National Committee since January — twice the amount raised for former President Barack Obama following the 2008 election, The Washington Post reported.

According to Federal Election Commission filings and party officials, much of the $42.6 million came from small donors who gave less than $200 in email solicitations, the Post reported.

More than 250,000 new contributors have given online to Trump's campaign committee or the RNC so far this year.

The haul is more than twice the $15.8 million Obama raised in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee during the first quarter of 2009.

Unlike his predecessors, Trump hasn't stopped fundraising since his election. According to the Post, emails touting Trump-branded merchandise and offering donors the chance to win a trip to Washington for his inauguration helped him raise $8.4 million for a re-election bid by March 31.

On the spending side, Trump's campaign and affiliated committees spent heavily on merchandize like T-shirts and bumper stickers, laying out nearly $4.8 million in the first three months this year.

Also in the first quarter, his campaign and a joint fundraising committee spent nearly $500,000 for facility rental and lodging at Trump hotels, rent at the Trump Tower in New York and catering from Trump restaurants, the Post reported.

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