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What the latest campaign spending numbers tell us about Trump and Clinton



More and more money is getting thrown into the presidential race. July was the biggest month for both candidates. And Hillary Clinton has a huge overall lead in the spending race, pulling in $52 million over Donald Trump's $36.7 million.

However, Trump's campaign only spent $18.5 million, compared to Clinton's $38 million. 

And the candidates are getting their dollars from different places. Let's break it down.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is pulling in a lot of money from millionaires and billionaires. USA Today reports  Clinton pulled in $7 million alone from California environmentalist Tom Steyer's super PAC, for instance.

However, Clinton nearly doubled her donations from smaller donors, pulling in $11. 4 million - good for 36 percent of her total fundraising.

Role Models | Hillary Clinton

So far, $100 million of Hillary's campaign has gone into TV ads like this one. 

Donald Trump

Meanwhile, Trump is focusing a lot more on smaller donations. Almost 65 percent of his total income came from people giving $200 or less. That's not a surprise, given his focus on being the "outsider" candidate. But he still pulled in $4.5 million from two super PACs, including a $2 million donation.

And Trump still has money of his own he can use. 

Two Americas: Immigration

Trump's campaign first general election TV ad was released Friday.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives on his plane before he speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at a private hanger at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

But some of Trump's money (about $782,000) is going to Trump-owned companies, like his airline Tag Air. He also spent $8.4 million for advertising from a business that has worked for several other Trump family businesses, USA Today reports.

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