President Donald Trump is two weeks from his first 100 days in office, but his campaign is already preparing to try re-election in 2020. Records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Trump’s re-election campaign has raised $ 13.2m (£ 10.5m) in months The first three of 2017.
The records reveal that 80% of the funds raised by three commissions – Donald Trump J for President, Trump Victory and Trump make America again the commission again – are made by small donors.According to the Washington Post, small donors who provide less than $ 200 in e-mail messages were urged to support Trump’s agenda and thwart “fake Democrat news in Congress.”
Politically, while the Trump campaign is re-paying large sums of money, it is also paying a large number of staff of up to 20 employees, Politico said. The records showed that the three commissions spent more than $ 4.7 million on shirts, hats, cups and posters, as well as at least $ 2.7 million in data, telemarketing and other fundraising activities.
The web design and digital media network run by digital director of Trump Brad Parsal’s largest compensation campaign received in 2017. The company, which is based in San Antonio, Texas, paid $ 1.6 million by the campaign, while another personally received $ 15,000.
Poltico said that Parsecell launched a non-profit group aimed at raising funds from major donors to support the president’s agenda. If his non-profit organization starts broadcasting his re-election ads, he will be blocked by federal election rules from coordinating with the official campaign, forcing Parskill to choose between campaign or non-profit.
Vice President Mike Pines, a 27-year-old John Pines, a deputy campaign executive, paid $ 40,000 in the first quarter. Michael Glasner, one of the 2016 senior officials, paid $ 77,000 in the first quarter to oversee the re-election campaign.
Trump companies received a total of $ 458,000 in the first three months of the year, including $ 274,000 in rent at the Trump Tower and $ 61,000 at Trump Golf Clubs.Many of Trump’s partners or companies have also received payments from the re-election campaign.
The strategic advisers in Bannon, managed by Steve Bannon, the chief of strategy at the White House, paid $ 28,000 on 25 January for “administrative assistant / secretariat correspondence”.Scavino and Associates, which are linked to White House social media director Dan Skavino, received $ 14,500 on Feb. 13 for strategic consulting.
Jamestown Asociates, an advertising company with previous relationships with former campaign strategist Jason Miller, received $ 24,000 for video production services in March. According to Politico, Delgado, a former campaign consultant, was paid $ 3,145 for communications consultancy in February.
The National Republican Committee also raised a large number of voluntary contributions. Rink said it raised $ 41.3m in the first quarter but has yet to submit a final report for the quarter.Officials said more than 250,000 new contributors had donated to the Trump Campaign Committee or the National Election Commission in 2017.