The latest Federal Election Commission filings by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exhibit tales of two vastly different campaigns.
Anyone who watches television can tell that Clinton is outspending Trump in TV advertising, and the reports filed by each campaign confirms that.
Clinton managed to draw $52 million into her campaign during July, as opposed to Trump’s almost $36.7 million, according to USA Today. During that same month, the Clinton campaign spent more than $38 million, while the Trump campaign spent about half that amount — nearly $18.5 million.
But where all this money came from tells the real story.
And that story should be a real eye-opener to those who buy into the Democratic Party’s talking points that they’re the party of the common man, while the Republican Party is made up of fat cats.
It turns out that it’s the fat cats who are donating to the Clinton campaign, while Trump’s efforts are supported for the most part by numerous small donations from everyday people.
The former secretary of state is relying on multi-million dollar donations to Clinton-friendly super-PACs from the ultra-wealthy to finance her campaign. Donors include people such as secretive financier George Soros, California environmentalist Tom Steyer, Slim-Fast founder Daniel Abraham and financier Donald Sussman.
Steyer pumped $7 million last month into his own super-PAC, NextGen Climate Action, which intends to mount an aggressive campaign for Clinton. Abraham and Sussman poured $3 million each into Clinton-friendly Priorities USA Action.
Sussman’s contributions to Priorities USA so far have totaled $11 million.
In contrast, the Trump campaign relied largely on small donations. Last month, for example, $12.7 million of its donations — representing 65 percent of its individual contributions — came from people who gave $200 or less.
From the latest FEC filings, it appears that the party of Lincoln is the true party of the people.
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