FEC Reports Show Clinton Killing Trump When It Comes To Money

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Campaign financial filings released late Monday show Hillary Clinton holding a massive monetary advantage over Donald Trump. Clinton has $41.2 million more cash on hand than Trump.

Clinton’s advantages over Trump go beyond fundraising, too. The presumptive Republican nominee has lagged behind Clinton in building up his campaign staff. According to the May FEC report, Trump had 69 people on his campaign’s payroll that month, while Clinton had 685. In Ohio alone, the Democrats claim to have 150 full-time employees on the ground.

The FEC filings show that Trump has different spending priorities than most campaigns. The New York real estate developer spent $208,000 on his iconic campaign hats and $38,000 on communications consulting. He also spent $115,000 on online advertising, and $48,000 on data management.

Politico pointed out that several House members running for reelection have more cash on hand than Trump’s presidential campaign. The Trump campaign is attempting to pick up the slack and sent out its first fundraising email Tuesday. The email states that Trump will be “personally matching every dollar that comes in within the next 48 hours, up to $2 million.”

Trump has lent $45.7 million to his campaign so far.