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cali

(114,904 posts)
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 03:14 AM Aug 2016

Trump's fundraising boasting as hollow as he is- Filed with the FEC yesterday evening

Last edited Sun Aug 21, 2016, 09:05 AM - Edit history (1)

The details are quite interesting.

By Isaac Arnsdorf
| 08/21/16 01:17 AM EDT


Trump paid dearly to boost fundraising

The Donald Trump campaign's boasts of a formidable fundraising month in July spooked Democrats who feared their financial advantage could be slipping.

But a closer inspection of the campaign finance report filed just before Saturday's midnight deadline indicates the haul came at a steep price, and the campaign was still not dedicating resources to catching up on building the staff and field organization that all previous presidential efforts have required.

Though the campaign touted an $80 million figure for its July fundraising, just $36.7 million of that total went directly to the campaign. The rest came in through joint fundraising vehicles with the Republican National Committee and state parties. But at least $9.5 million of that money is off limits for spending on the election because it's designated for the RNC's convention, headquarters and legal accounts. Plus, the RNC is considering spending its money down-ballot instead of supporting Trump as tensions boil over between the party's apparatus and its defiant nominee.

The money that the Trump campaign raised also didn't come cheap. The campaign more than doubled its spending from the previous month to $18.5 million in July, far more than in any other period of the campaign. But most of that money went toward expanding the campaign's online fundraising operation.

A full 45 percent, or $8.4 million, went to Giles-Parscale, the San Antonio-based digital marketing firm that has done Trump's online advertising. (The company had never worked for a campaign before 2016.) The campaign also paid $100,000 to the Prosper Group for fundraising consulting.

Meanwhile, spending on the 84-person staff and field organizing barely increased from the previous month, to just $392,000 and $432,000, respectively. The campaign dropped much more — $1.8 million — on hats and other merchandise.

<snip, and what the hell is THIS?>

The filing did list a $1,713.40 "contribution refund" to Manafort, who did not take a salary for his work on Trump's behalf.

The consulting firm of ousted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski also continued to receive $20,000 from the Trump campaign in July, despite his firing in June and new position as a CNN commentator.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-paid-dearly-to-boost-fundraising-227236#ixzz4Hx6PHSRx
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I'm not saying it's chickenfeed, but he lags well behind Clinton and his expenditures make no sense, not to mention that Lewandowski business. And he spent over 4x on hats and other junk than salaries for staffers. Clinton spent over 2 million on salaries.


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Trump's fundraising boasting as hollow as he is- Filed with the FEC yesterday evening (Original Post) cali Aug 2016 OP
He's betting it all on celebrity and free media. nt TeamPooka Aug 2016 #1
Got to give credit, Trump is running his biggest scam yet. vinny9698 Aug 2016 #2
I just don't understand the 1.7 million to Manafort cali Aug 2016 #3
Isn't it $1713 to Manafort, not $1.7 mil? Cooley Hurd Aug 2016 #6
You are absolutely right. I read that wrong. cali Aug 2016 #8
Is there a link to the FEC page(s) of his expenditures??? I can't seem to find it... winstars Aug 2016 #4
Haven't gone through this yet duncang Aug 2016 #5
But some news stories refer to individual disbursements, I see what you stated above but... winstars Aug 2016 #12
Creative accounting is what Republicans do Democat Aug 2016 #7
So who runs Giles-Parscale? Meredith McIver? randome Aug 2016 #9
She's everywhere! cali Aug 2016 #10
You are not that far off. Hav Aug 2016 #11
Figures. And Reince Priebus is so weak, all he can do is wait for Trump to go away. randome Aug 2016 #16
Is there any documentation that the Con forgave his loan of 50M to the campaign? KewlKat Aug 2016 #13
spending more on hats than on actual campaign organizers, pretty much says it all Fast Walker 52 Aug 2016 #14
The fec link I posted above duncang Aug 2016 #15
Trump must be making money off the campaign merchandise, since he is willing to tblue37 Aug 2016 #17
he's probably charging himself a branding fee. mopinko Aug 2016 #18
Well a huge chunk of his so-called wealth SwankyXomb Aug 2016 #19
According to the FEC filings above, he is still getting a weekly salary from....himself!!! winstars Aug 2016 #20
all of his money is going to online ads that ask people to raise money geek tragedy Aug 2016 #21

vinny9698

(1,016 posts)
2. Got to give credit, Trump is running his biggest scam yet.
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 03:23 AM
Aug 2016

Just look at the July report. Trump paid his own web design company half of the spending. Gotta love the scam, folks, Making bank..
No ground game spending, high salaries to his cronies,
The man is collecting money but no advertising, got to ask where is the money going.
Salaries, and to his own companies.

Instead, about half of the campaign's $18.5 million in spending was
vacuumed up by Giles-Parscale, a web design and marketing firm new to
national politics, Federal Election Commission filings show. It's a
crossover vendor from Trump's real estate organization.

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
3. I just don't understand the 1.7 million to Manafort
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 03:48 AM
Aug 2016

And I think CNN is reprehensible for hiring Lewandowski as a commentator when he is still on Trump's payroll.

But yeah, what a scam.

 

Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)
6. Isn't it $1713 to Manafort, not $1.7 mil?
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 05:52 AM
Aug 2016

Regardless, why a donation of $1713 from Manafort? Guessing he had to pay for something for the campaign out-of-pocket?

duncang

(1,907 posts)
5. Haven't gone through this yet
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 05:25 AM
Aug 2016

But I think this is it. Closest thing I can get to is here.

http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?tabIndex=1&candidateCommitteeId=P80001571


Something is really strange. I clicked on expenditures. Then clicked on by date column since it starts out when he first started his run. The last date was 11/22/2016 to doubletree for lodging. Also there are no listings for July. This only goes to June 30, 2016.

May update tomorrow or Monday.

winstars

(4,213 posts)
12. But some news stories refer to individual disbursements, I see what you stated above but...
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 06:45 AM
Aug 2016

The is something we aren't reading correctly. In one of the stories I read earlier, the writer HAD to be looking at what we are not seeing...

Like you said, maybe later it will be clear to us...

Meanwhile, fucking $8,000,000 to their online funding people, nice!!!

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
9. So who runs Giles-Parscale? Meredith McIver?
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 06:21 AM
Aug 2016

[hr][font color="blue"][center]I'm always right. When I'm wrong I admit it.
So then I'm right about being wrong.
[/center][/font][hr]

Hav

(5,969 posts)
11. You are not that far off.
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 06:43 AM
Aug 2016

It's a company that is tied to his businesses. So yet again, Don the Con is making sure that campaign donations are used for his own financial interests.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
16. Figures. And Reince Priebus is so weak, all he can do is wait for Trump to go away.
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 07:47 AM
Aug 2016

I think to some measure the GOP isn't being trashed by Trump, it's more like they are committing suicide. In some dark recess of their collective reptilian brain stem, they know this is how it ends.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]I'm always right. When I'm wrong I admit it.
So then I'm right about being wrong.
[/center][/font][hr]

KewlKat

(5,619 posts)
13. Is there any documentation that the Con forgave his loan of 50M to the campaign?
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 07:12 AM
Aug 2016

or is there still a chance he'll pay himself back on the loan from the primary days.

duncang

(1,907 posts)
15. The fec link I posted above
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 07:43 AM
Aug 2016

is just for dipshit's total campaign since it started. This should show the month when it is updated. Even the Clinton amounts are not fully posted.

http://docquery.fec.gov/pres/2016/M8/

A few more links for dipshit's filing.

http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?candidateCommitteeId=C00580100&tabIndex=3

The complete to June dipshit filings

http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?tabIndex=1&candidateCommitteeId=P80001571

One of the things I noticed is dipshit did 2 more loans of about 1.7 mill to his campaign. If he is going to forgive the campaign loan he put in to begin with why is he making more loans. Unless he is going to take the money back?

tblue37

(64,538 posts)
17. Trump must be making money off the campaign merchandise, since he is willing to
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 08:44 AM
Aug 2016

invest there:

The campaign dropped much more — $1.8 million — on hats and other merchandise.

Also, unless the passage quoted has a typo, that is $1.7 thousand, not $1.7 million.
 

geek tragedy

(68,868 posts)
21. all of his money is going to online ads that ask people to raise money
Sun Aug 21, 2016, 02:14 PM
Aug 2016

so much for that small donor juggernaut

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