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Sat May 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

Trump's campaign dwarfed by Clinton's

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/trumps-campaign-dwarfed-by-clintons-223438

At the outset of the general election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign looks like a well-oiled juggernaut next to Donald Trump’s vastly smaller, self-funded operation, a POLITICO analysis of Federal Election Commission reports filed Friday found.

Through the end of last month, the period covered by the most recent FEC filings, Trump’s campaign had spent less than a third as much Clinton’s ($57 million to $182 million) and had assembled a staff about one-tenth the size of her (70 employees to 732), with a fraction as many offices (Trump last month paid $101,000 in rent vs. $328,000 for Clinton), the analysis found.

Last month, as Trump was struggling to put away Cruz, Trump’s campaign spent $2.7 million on advertising, while Clinton spent $12 million on digital and broadcast media buys, as she worked to put away her rival for the Democratic nomination Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Yet Clinton’s campaign appeared to be preparing for the general election, spending far less than Sanders, whose $207 million in total spending marks him as the cycle’s biggest spender. He continued spending briskly in April, dropping $38.6 million, as compared to $23.9 million for Clinton. Sanders spent almost twice as much as Clinton on media and payroll (despite a slightly smaller staff), as well as more on online advertising and direct mail.

As a result, Sanders entered this month with only $5.8 million in the bank, compared to Clinton’s $30 million.

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Reply Trump's campaign dwarfed by Clinton's (Original post)
yallerdawg May 2016 OP
Rose Siding May 2016 #1
Iliyah May 2016 #2
yallerdawg May 2016 #3
SharonClark May 2016 #9
Cha May 2016 #4
fleabiscuit May 2016 #6
TwilightZone May 2016 #5
fleabiscuit May 2016 #7
TwilightZone May 2016 #8

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:41 AM

1. thanks, Bernie



Now we Dems are on the hook for security at planned anti-Dem rallies in Philly. BS sure knows how to blow through everyone else's money.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:43 AM

2. Why should T-rump spend money when he has the corporate media kissing his ass.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:16 PM

9. MSNBC and CNN announce they are waiting for a Trump event,

run scrolls about Trump at the bottom of the screen, cover his events live, and then talk about him. Some days you wouldn't even know there were other candidates.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:13 PM

4. Wow... Hillary's campaign has been so good with the money..

spending it wisely and getting results!

As for trump.. he's spending all his own money.. no one feels like throwing their money @ him?

Anyway.. trump gets free advertising from the media who then in turn apparently make money off of him because he has no filter and he's vulgar.

Mahalo yallerdawg~

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:42 PM

6. That might dampen BS's meme of money influencing politics more than the message.

But that probably doesn't apply to HIM.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:19 PM

5. Kind of funny that the strategy of the guy who says that money shouldn't buy elections...

is to outspend his opponent, most notably throwing money around in states he was never going to win anyway. The management of his campaign has been abysmal.

I've noticed that the new defense of his campaign's mismanagement is that this is the first time Sanders has done this. Granted, he hasn't run a national campaign, but he's been around national politics for a couple of decades. Plus, Devine has lots of experience in mismanaging campaigns.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:44 PM

7. OK, I'm still calling JINX

Had my window open brining that up but got busy.

But YES, what's with the money stuff BS?

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #7)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:02 PM

8. ...

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