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Thousands of Republican donors avoid Donald Trump

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Thousands of wealthy donors who helped fuel Republicans’ presidential ambitions in the last two election cycles have not donated to Donald Trump’s campaign or to other committees supporting his bid, underscoring the challenge the real-estate magnate faces in securing the hundreds of millions he needs to finance his general-election campaign.

    Just 29 people who contributed to a super PAC supporting Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential bid four years ago had donated either to Trump’s campaign, to the Republican National Committee via a joint fundraising committee he established with the party or to a pro-Trump super PAC, Great America PAC, according to a USA TODAY analysis of new campaign-finance reports.

    That accounts for about 2% of the more than 1,400 people who donated to the pro-Romney Restore Our Future during the 2012 election. Similarly, the analysis found only 23 individuals among the more than 3,400 donors who wrote checks to a super PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s candidacy in this election cycle had given to Trump or aligned groups so far.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...lysis-republican-donors-avoid-trump/86335080/
     
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    Is it because they know they cant buy Trump?
     
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