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The president’s campaign committee started the year debt-free and has continued to press supporters for donations.
Exploring President Trump’s licensing and managment agreements around the world.
Longtime watchers of money in politics cannot recall any president in recent history who has filled a Cabinet with so many major donors.
Donors gave at least $3.5 million after Nov. 8 to the national party and two joint fundraising committees with the Trump campaign.
Trump’s foreign financial interests are on a scale never before seen in past presidencies.
A drop in big-dollar contributions could hurt the party’s get-out-the-vote effort.
Trump raised just $28.9 million for his presidential campaign committee in the first 19 days of October, about half as much as his Democratic rival.
Hillary Clinton’s fundraising ratcheted up even more, helping her campaign and two joint fundraising committees pull in $101 million in the first 19 days of October.
The campaign embraced the big-money system despite worries she was perceived as cozy with wealthy interests.
It was twice as much as she spent in October.