Trump Tops $100M For Own Reelection, Breaks Precedent With Early Fundraising

US President Donald Trump arrives to a "Make America Great Again" rally at the Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Kentucky, on October 13, 2018. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read ... US President Donald Trump arrives to a "Make America Great Again" rally at the Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Kentucky, on October 13, 2018. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 16, 2018 11:04 am
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President Donald Trump has raked in more than $100 million dollars for his 2020 reelection race, much of which comes from a coalition of dedicated small-scale donors, according to a Monday Washington Post report.

Not only is the sum staggering, it is largely unprecedented. According to the Campaign Finance Institute, Trump is the first president since Ronald Reagan to start fundraising for reelection so early. Trump started collecting contributions almost immediately after he won the 2016 election.

Per the Washington Post, some of the money has been spent on legal fees to the firm representing Trump’s campaign in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and some has been given to Republican candidates in the midterms.

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