It’s a real dilemma he’s created,” said Vin Weber, a former member of Congress who advised the presidential campaigns of Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and Mitt Romney. “A lot of the people who would raise money for the party are not big Trump fans,” Weber said.
Under campaign finance laws, there are no legal limits on how much Trump can give or loan his White House bid, and, according to his campaign, he has about $600 million in liquid assets.
“The real concern is that he might not write the check,” said Weber, leaving the party short of funds.
John Feehery, a Republican strategist, said that Trump may be able to rally smaller donors if he wins the nomination but that many traditional donors will stay away.