Trump reelection campaign raises $10M in first quarter of 2018

Trump reelection campaign raises $10M in first quarter of 2018
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE’s reelection campaign raised $10 million in the first quarter of 2018, leaving the campaign with $28 million cash on hand, the campaign announced on Sunday.

Unlike past presidents, Trump has chosen to begin reelection fundraising early in his presidency. He filed for reelection his first day on the job.

His campaign finished 2017 with $22 million cash on hand and spent $3.9 million during this year’s first quarter, Reuters reported.

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The president has also worked with the Republican National Committee to raise funds that can be used to help GOP congressional candidates.

Trump is also free to use the money he has raised with his reelection campaign to help out Republicans in this year’s midterm election.

Trump spent $834,000 in legal expenses during this year’s first quarter, down from the $1.1 million he spent in the previous two quarters, according to Reuters.

Overall, his campaign spent more than $3 million in legal fees in 2017, including some that went toward the response to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation into Russia's election meddling.