Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised $68.5 million in June for her own campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and state-level party organizations, according to a statement from Hillary for America.
The statement reads, in part:
Hillary Clinton raised more than $68.5 million for Hillary for America, the DNC and state parties across the country in June. More than $40.5 million of that total was for HFA and about $28 million was raised for the DNC and state parties across the country through the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) and the Hillary Action Fund (HAF). Clinton has now raised about $288 million for the campaign and about $90 million for the DNC and state parties through the HVF and HAF. HFA continued to be efficient in its spending and enters July with more than $44 million on hand. The average donation to HFA in June was about $48.
Funds raised through the Hillary Victory Fund are now being used to fund and staff organizing programs in states across the country that will register voters, recruit volunteers and organize Democrats to turn out and support candidates up and down the ballot. The coordinated campaigns are being run by the DNC and state parties and will coordinate with local, state and federal Democratic campaigns to work to elect progressives across the country.
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump was not too far behind, reporting his best fundraising month ever, at over $50 million.
Clinton has vowed to end campaign fundraising, and Trump once boasted that he was funding his own campaign. As usual, the reality of campaigning has trumped the high-minded rhetoric.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new book, See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle, will be published by Regnery on July 25 and is available for pre-order through Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.