Otago Daily Times

Bi­den has more funds

- US Elections · U.S. News · US Politics · Politics · Elections · Joe Biden · Washington · New York City · York · Donald Trump · United States Federal Election Committee

WASH­ING­TON/NEW YORK: Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Joe Bi­den’s cam­paign raised vastly more funds than Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s cam­paign in early Oc­to­ber, leav­ing the for­mer vice­pres­i­dent with a ma­jor cash ad­van­tage.

Bi­den raised about $US130 mil­lion ($NZ195 mil­lion) from Oc­to­ber 1­14, about three times the roughly $US44 mil­lion raised by Trump’s cam­paign, ac­cord­ing to dis­clo­sures to the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion.

Bi­den spent more than twice as much as Trump did dur­ing the pe­riod. His ad­ver­tise­ments be­came much more preva­lent, cost­ing at least $US127 mil­lion, while Trump spent at least $US45 mil­lion.

Bi­den ap­pears poised to out­spend Trump in the two weeks be­fore the Novem­ber 3 elec­tion, with $US162 mil­lion in the bank com­pared with Trump’s about $US44 mil­lion.

Trump trails Bi­den in most na­tional pub­lic opin­ion polls but the con­test looks closer in sev­eral states that could de­ter­mine the win­ner. — Reuters

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