Throughout the month of September, President Donald Trump’s campaign spent nearly half of its money. The campaign’s effort to re-election the president faltered as spending was reduced in several battleground states.

The Federal Election Commission reported that Trump began with $121.1 million at the end of August, and only had $63.1 million by the end of September, with only 34 days left before the election. His campaign raised $83.1 million in September, but spent about $139.3 million throughout the month. Because of this, the campaign reduced spending on television advertising, as well as advertising in Pennsylvania and Michigan, both battleground states, for a period of time.

While his campaign stated on Thursday that the Trump re-election effort had raised $247.8 million in September, much of that money went to the Republican National Committee and state parties, as both of which are part of the re-election effort.

In comparison, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee raised $383 million in September, and report that they have $432 million saved in the bank. In August and September, the DNC raised $748 million, which comes to about $290 million more than Trump during the same time frame. Biden and the DNC are to release their official financial report to the FEC on Tuesday.


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Trump is currently trailing behind Biden in the RealClearPolitics polling average by 8.6 percentage points, so current fundraising efforts by his campaign are crucial.

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