Pro- Clinton Super PAC Raises $12M in June

(The Washington Post) -

Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, said it raised nearly $12 million in June.

The haul brings the total amount raised to over $100 million so far in the cycle. That total includes $900,000 raised in conjunction with EMILY’S List, an organization that supports Clinton and boosts women candidates in electoral races.

According to Priorities, they have raised and have commitments for $142 million in donations, and the PAC currently has over $42 million cash on hand.

The super PAC has already begun a barrage of television advertising, mostly against Republican nominee Donald Trump, in a slew of battleground states.

It has reserved $158 million in TV and digital advertising space. About a quarter of the television advertising reservations have already been spent.

“The first two days of the Republican National Convention have been filled with some of the most vile, hateful and divisive remarks ever seen in modern political history, and it’s been a sobering reminder of just how important our work is,” said Guy Cecil, chief strategist for Priorities USA. “We can never let someone as divisive and dangerous as Donald Trump become our president, and Priorities is grateful to our donors for helping us do everything we possibly can to keep him out of the White House.”

The Trump campaign has played catch-up, rushing to raise millions in May and June with the Republican Party in order to refill the campaign and party’s coffers for the general election.

The Trump campaign has not yet aired any advertising against Clinton. Trump raised $51 million with the Republican National Committee in June compared with the $68.5 million raised by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party.