Trump funds campaign with $10.8M in loans
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE funded his campaign over the past three months with the help of $10.8 million in loans the billionaire made to his campaign, according to reports.

The real estate tycoon donated $100,000 to his campaign and also raised $2.6 million from supporters mostly in Florida and California, NBC News reported.

Trump's campaign said in the previous quarter that it raised $3.8 million and had $225,000 cash on hand, spending just $100,000 of his own money and enjoying extensive free media coverage.

The celebrity candidate often boasts that he is self-funding his campaign and draws large amounts of national and local media attention compared to his GOP rivals.

Trump spent $306,000 in the latest quarter on payroll and channeled $60,000 to a consulting firm run by his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, according to NBC News.

He listed another $550,000 for field consulting and $82,500 for policy consulting.

The financials were released late Sunday night, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses.