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Following the third-quarter FEC deadline, Amy looks at how much money GOP presidential hopefuls raised. We learned that just as Donald Trump is dominating the field in polling among Republicans, he's also lapping his opponents in campaign fundraising.
Amy Walter: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to First Person.
Polling helps to measure interest and support for candidates. Fundraising is another great tool to do this.
Donors, well, they're a pretty good stand in for grassroots enthusiasm. So, one way to measure whether a candidate is connecting with voters is to look at how much money they raised from individual donors. And thankfully, this week, well, candidates had to file their third quarter fundraising reports with the FEC.
What we learned is that just as Donald Trump is dominating the field in polling among Republicans, he's also lapping his opponents in campaign fundraising.
From July until the end of September, Trump raised over 24 million dollars. That's more than
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