Hillary Clinton and her allies continue to trounce Donald Trump and his supporters by a 15-to-1 margin in television and radio ad spending with about four months until Election Day.
Clinton and her backers have doled out a total of $45 million on ads so far in the general election, according to a report released Wednesday by NBC News and SMG Delta, a firm that tracks ad spending. Of that total, $19 million was spent by Clinton's campaign and the remaining $26 million from the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA.
By contrast, Trump and his supporters have spent about $3 million in ad spending. About $1.5 million was from the National Rifle Assn., which released a television ad assailing Clinton last week in several swing states. An additional $1.3 million came from Rebuilding America Now, a super PAC supporting Trump.
Jul. 6, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
I think, especially if you look at the challenges that this country and the world faces right now, if you’re someone who’s asked, that you’re one of the people that can really make a difference and your country needs you, of course you take it seriously.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, speaking on Bloomberg TV on Wednesday about becoming Hillary Clinton's possible running mate. The two visited privately last week in Denver.
Donald Trump's accelerated fundraising in June pulled in more than $26 million, his campaign announced Wednesday, marking a rebound from the presumptive GOP nominee's anemic haul the previous month.
Trump raised an additional $25 million jointly with the Republican National Committee. The real estate mogul contributed $3.8 million himself.
"We just started our fundraising efforts in the last week of May, and we are extremely pleased with the broad-based support in the last five weeks for the Trump Campaign and Trump Victory," Steven Mnuchin, the campaign's finance chair, said in a statement.
Hillary Clinton stood under the faded "Trump Plaza" sign on a shuttered casino in Atlantic City and blasted Donald Trump's record in the troubled New Jersey resort town, accusing him of cashing in at the expense of his workers and investors.
“Everything falls apart, people get hurt, and Donald gets paid," Clinton said.
Trump has a checkered past in Atlantic City, where he owned multiple casinos, endured bankruptcies and fought with the banks which loaned him money. Clinton said voters should be wary when the presumptive Republican nominee says he would apply his business skills to the presidency.
Opponents of legal pot just can’t catch a break. As they battle the growing tide of legalization initiatives in the states, they now also find themselves at odds with the national Democratic Party.
The Democratic National Committee’s draft platform encourages states that want to legalize marijuana to go for it.
“We believe that the states should be the laboratories of democracy on the issue of marijuana, and those states that want to decriminalize marijuana should be able to do so,” the draft document says. It also calls for law changes that would make it easier to run pot dispensaries and for an end to racial disparities in drug law enforcement.