Hilary Clinton Is Spending Big Money on Campaign

If numbers were proof of anything, one could say that Hilary Clinton is in it to win it. It has been reported that Hilary has spent nearly all of the money she raised during the third quarter. With a focus on getting her campaign noticed, more than 90% of raised funds went towards television campaigning and growing her operation efforts.

Many people may wonder where and how she is spending so much money, which is keeping Bernie Sanders up in the financial game. The differences in their campaigning efforts and spending may be the first clue.

23 Mar 2015, Washington, DC, USA --- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a Center for American Progress roundtable discussion on "Expanding Opportunities in America's Urban Areas" in Washington. --- Image by © Brooks Kraft/Corbis

With a number of high-expense receptions and campaign events and a large group of political aids surrounding her, the amount of money that is spent on Clinton’s campaigning reaches far beyond the simple expenses that her opponent has spent on his own campaign. With an estimated 24.8 million spent out of more than 28 million raised by Clinton, Sanders may soon be the one with the financial power in the race.

From multiple TV ads to a rather large paid staff, Clinton’s dollars are going quickly. With a private plane to take her to weekly events and fund-raising parties, she could be losing her financial advantage that she was expected to maintain over Sanders. Her paid political staff is a surprisingly large one whom she has depended on heavily to increase awareness of her campaign. Clinton’s team held more than 3,874 meetings and signed up more than 11,000 volunteers in varying states. While she has spent a large amount of raised funds on these efforts, many observers say that her early emphasis on her campaigning may pay off.

Whether or not Clinton’s over spending has affected her overall campaign or if it has truly affected her financial power in the race, her campaigners state that it hasn’t. A reported $75 million has been raised according to her supporters, with a stated certainty that she will undoubtedly reach more than $90 million by the end of this year. Time will tell if more money means more success for presidential candidate Hilary Clinton.

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