Clinton Outraises Trump by Large Margin

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the super PACs backing her have outraised Donald Trump and his supporters by almost a quarter of a billion dollars.

That is according to the Center for Responsive Politics based on Federal Election Commission data as of June 27.

Clinton's campaign has raised $84,815,067 and super PACs a whopping $229,303,008, for a grand total of $314,118,075.

By contrast, the Trump campaign has only raised $3,294,908 and super PACS $63,055,659 for a total of $66,350,567.

Contributions from the communications sector are even more unbalanced, with Clinton pulling in more than 30 times as much money at $29,102,763 to Trump's $224,666.

Of course, the Democratic dollars were only spread over two candidates, while Republican money went to over a dozen candidates, including nine who raised more than Trump from communications companies.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.