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76 Congressmen Have More Campaign Money Than Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:01 PM

At least 76 members of Congress have more cash on hand in their campaigns than Donald Trump has in his.

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Trump began June with $1.3 million in hand, while likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had around $42 million.

The Washington Examiner suggested that Trump's total was comparable to some Congressional campaigns. The Center for Responsive Politics Center for Responsive Politics did an analysis that backed that up, finding 76 or 77 House of Representatives members that have more in their war chest than the Republican presumptive nominee.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is in the lead in the House, with $7.68 million, according to the analysis. Other members of the House have more cash on hand than Trump, including Illinois Democrat Rep. Tammy Duckworth, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and New York Republican Rep. Peter King.

Even his former opponents are ahead. Former Republican candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has $6.8 million in his campaign coffers, more than four times more than Trump, although he has exited the race. Retired surgeon Ben Carson, who ended his run at the Republican nomination in March, also reported having more than Trump, at $1.79 million.

Rep. Andy Barr is 76th on the list of House members with the most cash. At $1,298,081, the Kentucky Republican is just short of Trump's $1,289,508, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' analysis.

Cruz's former running mate Carly Fiorina's campaign still has $930,000, which is around $400,000 less than Trump, although she left the race in February. The other Trump runner-up, Ohio governor and former Republican candidate John Kasich, reported having $552,352.

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who has not yet exited the Democratic race, has around $9 million in campaign cash, according to the FEC.

Florida Rep. Marco Rubio's filing states that his campaign owes $1.89 million.

Other Republicans who ran for president reported that their closed campaigns are in debt, including Rick Santorum who owes $451,000, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie owes around $383,000, Rand Paul owes almost $311,000 and Jeb Bush owes $262,000.

Trump released a statement on his website about his campaign finance filing, stating, "Our campaign is leaner and more efficient, like our government should be."

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