Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, shouts to Secret Service agents that supporter Diana Brest, right, had been waiting in line since 2 a.m. to see the candidate speak at a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Phoenix.

WASHINGTON — Having Donald Trump as its presumptive presidential candidate has not immediately paid off for the Republican Party, which began June with one-third as much cash as it had four years earlier, when Mitt Romney was its leader.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton raised more than $26 million for her campaign in May.

The latest fundraising reports in the 2016 federal elections, including for super political action committees that can take unlimited donations, were beginning to come in Monday evening. Here's what we know:


Fundraising reports covering the first few weeks after Trump became the presumptive nominee show the Republican National Committee raised $13 million in May. That's about what it raised in April, without a presidential candidate to generate fundraising enthusiasm.

The party began the month of June with about $20 million in the bank.

By comparison, four years earlier, Romney helped the RNC bring in $34 million and begin June 2012 with more than $60 million in available cash.

The figures undercut Trump's recent comments that money is "pouring in" to the party. Fundraising reports for Trump's campaign and other presidential committees are due by midnight Monday.


Clinton's campaign raised more than $26 million in May, and she began June with about $42 million cash on hand, her fundraising report shows.

Throughout May, Clinton was embroiled in a primary contest with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she spent about $14 million, the May report shows.

Additionally, a super PAC helping Clinton's general election effort raised $12 million in May.

Some of that group's biggest contributors include billionaire financier Donald Sussman of New York, who gave $2 million, and Chicago media billionaire Fred Eychaner, who gave $3 million. New York financier Bernard Schwartz contributed $1 million.


Money is beginning to pour in for efforts beyond the presidential race.

On the Republican side, the Freedom Partners Action Fund, a political group led by conservative billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, collected $8 million, mostly in large donations, last month. Among the key donors: Charles Koch, who gave $3 million; Wisconsin roofing company executive Diane Hendricks, who gave $2 million; and Virginia developer Richard Gillam, who gave $1 million. Arkansas-based poultry company Mountaire Corporation contributed $2 million.

Freedom Partners is focusing on retaining the Republican Senate majority. The group has already produced ads against Democratic candidates Ted Strickland in Ohio and Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, among others, and began June with almost $14 million in available cash.

Democratic super PACs active in the House and Senate races include House Majority PAC and Senate Majority PAC. Eychaner gave $2 million to each group. Hollywood billionaire Haim Saban gave $1 million to the Senate Majority PAC, which raised a total of $4.7 over the month and had about $11.4 million as of June 1. House Majority PAC raised almost $3 million in May and began this month with just under $12 million in the bank.

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