With the Presidential election less than two weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both spending like crazy, but Clinton remains the clear leader in cash-on-hand.
Filings from the Federal Election Commission show the democratic nominee is headed into the final days of the campaign with $62.4 million in her campaign account — nearly 4 times the $16 million remaining in the Trump campaign. Each president spent about $50 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 19, the filings show.
The regulatory documents also show that Trump’s promise to throw $100 million of his own money into the contest has fallen short. The Republican candidate gave $31,000 of his own money to the campaign in October, bringing his total personal contributions to a little over $56 million.
As the election draws to a close, outside donations to the Trump campaign have declined steadily. By and large, Republicans have shifted their efforts to injecting donations into down-ballot races, in what the New York Times calls “a significant last-ditch effort to protect Senate and House candidates against Mrs. Clinton’s surge”.