War chest

Hillary Clinton campaign raises $46M, most of donors are women

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According to the U.S. election finance watchdog, Hillary Clinton’s official campaign has raised more than $46 million from more than 250,000 contributors. The Clinton campaign said about 60 percent of those donors are women, and 94 percent of the donations came in amounts of $250 or less. These figures are only a glimpse of the total, however, as they do not take into account the money raised from super PACs, which accept contributions of any size and are subject to legal limits on how closely they can work with the campaigns. In the first three months of her presidential campaign, Clinton has spent $19 million, has hired hundreds of staffers and built up a large online campaign. She has positioned staffers in all 50 states, the majority of whom work in the large and expensive Brooklyn, New York, headquarters. So far, she has spent nearly four times as much as in the first three months of her last presidential campaign, when she faced a far more competitive primary race against Barack Obama.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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