Trump campaign spent more than it gained in January as concerns that RNC will front legal costs stir

Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign spent more than it raised in the first month of 2024 by more than $2 million.

The campaign’s burn rate in January was revealed soon after Trump’s preferred selection for new co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, daughter-in-law Lara Trump, said she would spend “every single penny” to elect him at the already financially struggling party apparatus — raising concerns that the organization will resume fronting the GOP front-runner’s legal bills should he become the party’s nominee.

According to a new Federal Election Commission filing, Trump’s campaign pulled in $8.8 million in January. However, he spent $11.4 million. Going into the month, the former president boasted a war chest of $33 million in cash on hand. By the end of January, it had
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