Donald Trump’s campaign and allied super PACs won the presidency with less than half of the money that Hillary Clinton’s team raised.
Politico reported Thursday Clinton and super PACs supporting her raised more than $1.2 billion, while Trump and allies raised around $600 million. From October 20 onward, Team Clinton campaign tore through money, spending $131.8 million. In that same time span, Trump and allies spent $94.5 million. On November 28, Trump and allies were left with $7.6 million and the Clinton machine had $839,000.
This figures reveal that Trump won with less money than Obama in raised in both 2008 and 2012, and less than Mitt Romney and allied super PACs raised in 2012. Trump during the campaign pledged to spent $100 million of his own money — he ended up giving $66.1 million to his own campaign.
Trump shrugged off the need to raise more money during the campaign. He said in June, “I just don’t think I need nearly as much money as other people need because I get so much publicity. I get so many invitations to be on television. I get so many interviews, if I want them.”