Trump Makes Up Major Ground in Fundraising Race

     (CN) – Donald Trump’s rough week just got a whole lot easier to bear: according to his campaign, it raised more than $80 million in July for his presidential bid and currently has $37 million on hand.
     The turn fundraising is complete turnaround from where the campaign was in May, when Trump was badly outraised by Hillary Clinton, and suggests he now has the resources to go head-to-head with his Democratic rival all the way through November.
     Clinton raised $63 million in July for her campaign, as well as $26 million for the Democratic National Committee and state parties, bringing her total monthly fundraising to about $90 million.
     Trump’s $80 million includes approximately $64 million raised through digital and direct mail operations, the campaign says.
     Trump is leaning on small donors to finance the bulk of his presidential run.
     He’s also continuing to invest his own money into his campaign, contributing another $2 million last month.
     Campaign finance chair Steven Mnuchin said the campaign has received contributions from more than 1 million donors to date.
     Hillary Clinton has “been doing this for 20 years,” Mnuchin said, explaining the stunning worst-to-first performance. “We’ve been doing it for two months.”

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