President Trump’s campaign, the Republican Party and two affiliated committees have spent more than $983 million since 2017, a record-breaking sum toward a reelection effort at this point in the presidential campaign, new filings show.
The Trump campaign alone has spent $240 million, and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has spent $165 million, as the two sides ramped up their general-election efforts, according to Federal Election Commission filings made public Monday.
Trump has raised and spent money for his reelection since 2017, earlier in his term than previous presidents. At this point in 2012, the Obama campaign, the Democratic Party and a joint fundraising committee had spent roughly half that amount, at about $552 million, federal records show. Trump’s 2016 campaign, run on a shoestring budget, cost $878 million.