# 039, President Trump &;s Re Election Effort raised $10 million Thus Much

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester New Hampshire on Nov. 7 2016

# 039, President Trump &;s Re Election Effort raised $10 million Thus Much

More than 20% of the money spent by President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign this year has gone to legal fees, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed Sunday.

In a statement on Tuesday, February 27, President Trump announced that the 42-year-old Parscale would begin preparing the groundwork for the 2020 presidential campaign.

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign continued to spend a sizable chunk of its money on legal fees in the first months of 2018, the continuation of a pattern that emerged past year.

These hefty bills come as the investigation into whether the trump campaign has ties to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Trump's campaign has also spent about $150,000 at Trump businesses, including the legal fees, per the FEC report.

The money was divided up between at least eight different firms and the Trump Corporation, according to an analysis from Buzzfeed.

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Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump and was paid "hush money" by his personal lawyer to keep quiet about the relationship. The bulk of the spending, about $350,000, went to Jones Day, which has represented the campaign since the 2016 election, including any litigation related to it.

Legal fees, however, are only making a small dent in the campaign's finances.

Trump also said then that he would set up a legal defense fund for members of his staff, but he was informed that could be a conflict of interest in case any personnel may be called to testify against him.

The Trump committee also paid almost $1.7 million for digital consulting and online advertising services to Parscale Strategy LLC, the firm of Brad Parscale, Trump's 2020 campaign manager.

Gov. Pete Ricketts' re-election campaign has raised almost $2.3 million over the course of the 2018 election cycle and had almost $1.7 million in cash on hand April 1. This was reported by representatives of his campaign, reports "UNN" with reference to Reuters. Typically, the current President of the United States were waiting for the second year in office to begin his re-election campaign.

Trump's campaign and two fundraising committees that jointly raise funds with the Republican National Committee collected a total of almost $20.2 million in the first quarter, the Post reported.

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