Why Isn’t Trump Spending His Own Money?

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2016 GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump raised almost $4million last cycle, all unsolicited donations for “The Donald.” These contributions have allowed Trump to avoid dipping into his own cash reserves.

According to The Washington Times:

“Although billionaire front-runner Donald Trump is self-financing his campaign and does not actively seek donations, the real estate tycoon took in more cash unsolicited than did some of his rivals who need donations to keep their campaigns running…

The Trump campaign raised $3.9 million in the third quarter, not only more than Mr. Paul but also almost as much as Mr. Christie and Mr. Kasich. Mr. Trump received 73,942 unsolicited donations with an average contribution of $50.46.

But the Trump campaign also spent $4 million from July 1 through Sept. 30, a higher figure than some of his peers, albeit much less than Mr. Carson. For example, Mr. Kasich spent $1.7 million in the quarter, Mrs. Fiorina spent $2.2 million and Mr. Christie said he spent $2.8 million — all less than Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump made a contribution of $100,779 to his campaign during the quarter, raising the amount he has personally spent since launching his campaign to $1,909,576.”