You can’t get to the White House without spending say, $1 billion. Even if you had the money like Donald Trump claims he has, you’d want voters and super PACs to foot the bill. That’s what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are counting on as they prepare for the second half of the game.
Here’s where Clinton has an advantage.
Among voters, Clinton is breaking another ceiling: She has raised a higher percentage of funds from women than any presidential candidate in recent history, according to OpenSecrets. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has seen a dramatic drop in funding from women.
“Clinton has raised $74 million from women who gave more than $200 — almost $10 million more than she’s raised from men in the same category,” writes the Center for Responsive Politics in an analysis. “That’s far more than Trump, who has done little in the way of broad fundraising and has received just $688,640 from women giving more than $200.”
Super PACs are another story. Men dominate the big bucks. To illustrate, of the $70 million raised to date for Clinton, only $18 million – or 25 percent – came from women.
Not bad for the second time around.