Trump’s June fundraising soars, but Clinton still does better

Trump and Clinton
Trump and Clinton

Lagging presumptive Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton in Kentucky and elsewhere, Donald Trump said he and the Republican National Committee raised nearly $51 million last month for his White House run and the RNC, after launching his first aggressive campaign to raise cash. The total disclosed yesterday dwarfed the $3.1 million he raised in May. Clinton, meanwhile, raised even more in June — $68.5 million — including $40 million for her campaign and $28 million for the Democratic National Committee, according to Reuters.

Trump’s and Clinton’s dollar figures weren’t broken down by state. In the last Federal Election Commission report, covering all of 2015 through May 31, the New York billionaire had taken in just $43,861 from Kentucky supporters. Clinton raked in 16 times as much: $709,377.

The fresh numbers come 11 days before the Republican National Convention, which will be in Cleveland July 18-21. The Democrats meet in Philadelphia the following week, June 25-28.

In a related development today in Cleveland, anti-Trump forces “are remarkably close” to getting past the first hurdle next week to force a vote on the party’s convention floor that would throw open the GOP contest again, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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