Hillary’s Loser Campaign Spent a Record $1.2 Billion
President-elect Trump spent $600 million and won handily
The errors the Hillary campaign made are many, and they managed to spend $1.2 billion and still lose the presidential election.
Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records.
The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.
Clinton’s expensive machine tore through $131.8 million in just the final weeks, finishing with about $839,000 on hand as of Nov. 28.
Team Trump spent $94.5 million in the home stretch — from Oct. 20 to Nov. 28 — and had $7.6 million left.
The figures include all spending by the campaigns, PACs and party committees.
. . . . Trump contributed $66 million from his own pocket, $34 million less than he estimated he would shell out.
Brad Parscale, Trump’s digital director, credited strategic last-minute investments with helping propel the political newcomer to victory.
The campaign and the Republican Party spent about $5 million in get-out-the-vote digital advertising targeted in the final few days at Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida.
It proved critical: Some of those states were won by razor-thin margins.
It’s easy to be cynical about elections and think as Team Hillary (and Team Jeb!) did that money is the only thing that matters. But having a candidate with a message Americans want to hear obviously counts for a great deal more.
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Looks like hilldawg failed to get the money out of politics. Or was it get the money out of repub coffers?
The Democrats have been the Big Money party for a long time now.
That seems low. Recall that Camp Clinton claimed to have a billion in the war chest before the campaign even started.
Or maybe that was more “fake news” meant to discourage donors to any potential Dem competition.
In any case, the fact that the famous millionaire won the campaign and very obviously didn’t just “buy it” should, by itself, revolutionize American politics.