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Johnson Raises More Money than Any LP Candidate in at Least 20 Years

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Johnson Has Raised More Money Than Ever

By: Elias J. Atienza

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson raised more money in a single month than any other Libertarian candidate since at least 1996. Johnson raised $4.97 million in August, which outpaced his his July numbers. According to opensecrets.org, he has over $2.4 million cash on hand.

In total, the LP nominee has raised nearly $8 million since he started his presidential run. During his August money bomb, he raised $1.7 million. By mid-August he had raised more money than his entire 2012 presidential campaign.

It is telling that the Libertarian candidate has raised so much money. PurplePac has spent more than $2 million on his campaign, including a $1 million ad campaign that ran on CNN and Fox. AlternativePac has spent more than $700K on his presidential run.

However, his fundraising numbers continue to be dwarfed by Clinton and Trump. Clinton raised $60 million for her campaign alone while Trump raised $42 million. In addition, the RNC and DNC raised tens of millions of dollars for local and state races.

Johnson is currently at 8.6 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.

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