Pro-Trump super-PACs struggling with fundraising: report
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Several outside groups supporting presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE's campaign are struggling to meet fundraising goals, according to a Wednesday report.

The super-PACs, which are able to raise unlimited sums of money, have struggled to match past money operations or those supporting Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRep. John Katko: Why I became the first Republican lawmaker to support impeachment Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? For Joe Biden, an experienced foreign policy team MORE.

NBC News reports that the main super-PAC supporting 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Restore our Future, had spent nearly $50 million at this point in the cycle.


By comparison, three super-PACs supporting Trump — Great America PAC, Rebuilding America Now PAC and the Committee for American Sovereignty — have spent less than $4 million, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing cited by NBC.

Ken McKay, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) former campaign manager who is running the Rebuilding America Now group launched in early June, said $32 million in commitments from donors had not come through and the group has spent just $1.5 million on two TV ads.

Great America PAC, the oldest of the pro-Trump groups, has raised just $2.5 million since it was formed in early February. A co-founder of the group told NBC that the group doubled its fundraising the past month to $5 million, a third of its initial pre-Republican National Convention goal.

The Committee for American Sovereignty, run by former Ben Carson aide Doug Watts, expects to fall short of its $20 million preconvention goal. Watts said he expects fundraising to pick up after the convention.

Priorities USA, the main super-PAC backing Clinton, had raised $85 million through the end of May and has reserved $110 million in television advertising, according to NBC.

Trump's campaign itself has launched a full-court fundraising effort after posting dismal numbers for May, the month he was declared the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. He is expected to post higher number in June.