Clinton raises $90 million in July; highest monthly total of campaign

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton‘s campaign said Tuesday it raised $90 million in July between the campaign itself and a joint fundraising account with the Democratic National Committee.

Republican candidate Donald Trump‘s campaign has not released its full fundraising totals, but the candidate said at a rally Monday the campaign had raised $35.8 million just in direct donations.

Clinton begins August with $58 million in the bank, campaign manager Robby Mook said. The average donation to Clinton was $44 and more than half of the donors in July — 54 percent — were giving money to the candidate for the first time.

Mook said the campaign hauled in $8.7 million in the 24 hours surrounding her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.

“We come out of the Democratic National Convention with our party united and our supporters energized for the final 98 days of this campaign,” Mook said in a statement. “Our goal for the next 98 days is to take the remarkable outpouring of support we saw as Hillary Clinton took the stage in Philadelphia and build on our efforts to organize and mobilize millions of voters to elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot in November.”

Of the $90 million raised in July, which is the candidate’s best single month of fundraising since the campaign began, $63 million went to the candidate either through donations to the Hillary for America campaign account or through a joint fundraising account between Clinton, the DNC and dozens of state parties. The latter account, the Hillary Victory Fund, brought in $26 million for those groups, independent of the money that went to Clinton, the campaign said.



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