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GOP candidates don’t get a cent from Trump’s mountain of cash

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GOP candidates don’t get a cent from Trump’s mountain of cash

He has been aggressively fundraising since leaving office, raking in enough to make his presence felt in the midterms

Bill Allison

Donald Trump’s Save America ended in January with $108m (about R1.6bn) in the bank, yet the former president’s political action committee didn’t donate any of it last month to the dozens of candidates he’s backing.

Though his name won’t appear on any ballot in November, Trump will have plenty of money to make his presence felt in the midterms. Trump’s leadership PAC took in $4.1m and spent $1.5m in January, according to its latest filing with the Federal Election Commission.

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee raised $13m (about R200m) and spent $17.6m (about R246m), including a $5m (about R75m) donation to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which backs GOP candidates for the upper chamber...

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