Five takeaways from Clinton and Trump s big money month


Washington With two months to go afore Election Day, Democrats accept the banknote advantage in the chase for the White House, but Republicans accept the banknote advantage in the chase for the Senate.Presidential campaigns and their admiring cool PACs filed new numbers Tuesday that abide to appearance Clinton s banknote advance in the homestretch of the presidential race. Clinton s attack aloft $59.5 actor and had about $68 actor on duke at the end of August; Trump s aloft $41.7 actor and had $50.2 actor on hand.Meanwhile, a core of Republican donors — best prominently, Sheldon Adelson — are befitting Republicans aggressive in down-ballot races.Here are the bristles takeaways from the money race:Hillary Clinton is actual abased on a few billionairesUnder-noticed in this attack accept been the actual few Democratic billionaires who are amenable for Clinton s announcement machine: Priorities USA.The cool PAC had a record-breaking month, accession $23.4 actor during summer s dog days. The aggregate of the money is from a baddest few: Fred Eychaner and Daniel Abraham, who gave $3 actor each, George Soros, who donated $2.5 million, Don Sussman, who kicked in addition $2 million, and Laurene Powell Jobs, whose LLC contributed addition $2 million.Those bristles bodies are amenable for a majority of the money that Priorities USA has raised, and their names accept blowzy Democratic attack accounts letters for the absolute 2016 race.Trump doesn t accept donors of agnate sizes, and that s why his cool PACs accept bootless to accumulate pace. Alone one new name appeared on Trump s PAC s reports: Cherna Moskowitz, who gave $1 actor to a accumulation run by abutting Trump allies (and billionaires) Bob and Rebekah Mercer.What s Clinton s money acceptable for? AdsClinton has enjoyed a fundraising advantage over Trump for the absolute campaign, and it s accustomed her to body an alignment that Trump could not.The Democratic appointee spent about $50 actor aftermost ages — way added than she spent during any added ages — and that s due to $33 actor in media buys. That s added than six times as abundant as they spent on bulk costs.And her campaign, collective fundraising committees and Priorities USA had $194 actor on hand, acceptation affluence of added ads are coming.She s still disturbing with baby donors: alone $8.4 actor of the money she aloft aftermost ages if from donors who gave $200 or less.Trump is assuredly adopting the big bucksDespite almanac spending in the ages of August — including a ample bulk on its agenda close — Trump still entered the ages with over $50 actor on hand.Trump calm $12 actor from small-dollar donors who gave anon to his campaign, and he himself added addition $2 actor to his own bid. $20.2 actor came from his collective committees with the Republican National Committee.Trump assuredly began announcement in the ages of August, and it s reflected in his attack accounts report. He spent about $30 actor aftermost month, $11.5 actor added than he spent in any added month.The acknowledgment of Mike BloombergThe above New York City ambassador charcoal the best arresting political donor who hews to the centermost of the political aisle. His cool PAC, Independence USA, has primarily focused on acknowledging candidates who abutment restrictions on firearms, and has emerged as a arch advocate of Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. But he alone is abetment the Democratic admission for president.The billionaire aftermost ages fabricated his better donation yet to his group: addition $8.5 actor from his claimed fortune. That s his better analysis anytime to the cool PAC.Senate Republicans accept the high handThanks to $21.5 actor from the Adelsons, groups abetment Senate Republicans accept added to absorb in the homestretch than do those abetment Senate Democrats.The Senate Leadership Fund, an affiliated accumulation in New Hampshire, and the Koch brothers cool PAC, Freedom Partners Action Fund, aloft $32.5 actor in August. That additionally doesn t accommodate assorted groups that aren t appropriate to acknowledge their donors, such as the US Chamber of Commerce or added Koch nonprofit groups.And the Democrats? The capital Senate groups — Senate Majority PAC, Emily s List and the League of Conservation Voters — took in alone $20.5 million. Environmental activist Tom Steyer on Tuesday apprenticed addition $15 actor to his collective accomplishment with activity unions to advance a accommodating arena bold for the Democratic ticket.But here s what we do apperceive now: The Democrats don t accept an Adelson equivalent. Their capital Senate donor aftermost ages is Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, who forth with his wife gave $5 actor of the $20 actor he has apprenticed to absorb in 2016.In the Senate banknote race, Adelson is a game-changer.

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