Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign cost a record $1.2 billion

ready for hillary clintonHillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records.

The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.

Clinton’s expensive machine tore through $131.8 million in just the final weeks, finishing with about $839,000 on hand as of Nov. 28.

Team Trump spent $94.5 million in the home stretch — from Oct. 20 to Nov. 28 — and had $7.6 million left.

The figures include all spending by the campaigns, PACs and party committees.

Trump contributed $66 million from his own pocket, $34 million less than he estimated he would shell out.

Brad Parscale, Trump’s digital director, credited strategic last-minute investments with helping propel the political newcomer to victory.

The campaign and the Republican Party spent about $5 million in get-out-the-vote digital advertising targeted in the final few days at Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida.

It proved critical: Some of those states were won by razor-thin margins.

“You think, what if we hadn’t spent that?” Parscale said. “We might not have won.”

Last June, Trump shrugged off skeptics who said he needed to spend $1 billion to have a chance to win.

“There’s no reason to raise that,” Trump said.

“I just don’t think I need nearly as much money as other people need because I get so much publicity. I get so many invitations to be on television. I get so many interviews, if I want them.”

NY POST

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘We’, of course, find it astounding that a ‘system of governing’ thinks it necessary to spend any of these amounts, or to spend all that time, or that ‘the people’ continue to accept that ‘need’, to pick their ‘public servants’ on a rather regular basis, NOT to govern wisely for the most part, but to ‘promote’ themselves in a ‘fair light’.
    Of course, there’s lots of ‘the people’ to be talked to there. And TV-time goes at a premium, like ‘Bowl’ games.
    And Miles need to be covered even with cheaper gas too.
    After this one, some PAC might be willing to buy some decent ‘voting machines’ to supply the country with .. and maybe get accurate results back sooner …. any volunteers?? :-))))