Clinton Claims $143 Million Raised in August for Campaign, Party

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters on Aug. 25, 2016, in Reno, Nevada.

Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • Campaign and Democrats now have $152 million of cash on hand
  • Trump has yet to announce August fundraising results

Hillary Clinton raised $143 million for her campaign and the Democratic Party last month, her biggest monthly fundraising haul yet in her bid for the White House, her campaign said Thursday.

Of the total, Clinton raised about $62 million for her campaign committee, roughly the same amount she garnered in July. About $81 million of the August total was raised by the Hillary Victory Fund, which divides money among the campaign, the Democratic National Committee and various state parties, according to the statement. The committees ended August with a combined $152 million of cash on hand.

"We are heading into the final two months of the race with the resources we need to organize and mobilize millions of voters across the country," campaign manager Robby Mook said in the statement. The campaign said it now has collected money from 2.3 million donors giving an average of $50.

Clinton maintained a packed schedule of high-dollar fundraisers in August after Donald Trump’s campaign showed signs this summer that its money operation was kicking into gear. Trump, who hasn’t announced how much he raised last month, pulled in about $80 million for his campaign and the Republican Party in July, ending that month with $74 million in the bank.

Clinton, who has spent heavily on advertising and get-out-the-vote operations, has raised more than $613 million through her campaign and joint fundraising committee since the election cycle began in early 2015. That’s well ahead of Trump, who largely financed his primary campaign out of his own pocket. Altogether, including his own giving, Trump has raised about $195 million. Earlier Thursday, Trump said that his average donation in August was $56.

(Corrects Clinton’s total fundraising total in final paragraph of story that ran on Sept. 1.)
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