Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Raised Just $2.6 Million In May | EUROtoday

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s marketing campaign raised $2.6 million in May and had simply over $6.4 million in money readily available on the finish of the month, in accordance with new filings, a paltry sum in comparison with the fundraising juggernauts behind his two main rivals.

Kennedy’s impartial presidential bid introduced the tepid fundraising haul in Federal Election Commission filings Wednesday. The paperwork present his crew spent $6.3 million in May as he labored to realize entry to ballots across the nation and seem at subsequent week’s presidential debate on CNN.

About $2.7 million of that determine went to a consulting agency that focuses on poll entry.

Those efforts gave the impression to be in useless on Wednesday earlier than a midnight deadline, with the community requiring candidates to look on sufficient ballots to have a shot at profitable the White House, in addition to obtain no less than 15% in 4 nationwide polls.

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivers a speech outlining his foreign policy vision in California on June 12.
Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivers a speech outlining his international coverage imaginative and prescient in California on June 12.

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The debate is scheduled to happen in Atlanta on June 27.

His fundraising sum is way beneath the mammoth hauls in latest months by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, whose crew claimed he raised greater than $141 million in May alone alongside the RNC on the heels of the responsible verdict in his New York hush cash trial.

Biden, too, has been pulling in enormous numbers. He raised some $30 million throughout a Hollywood fundraiser final weekend that included appearances from former President Barack Obama, George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

Kennedy has closely relied on his working mate, Nicole Shanahan, for marketing campaign money. Shanahan has a private fortune estimated round $1 billion following her divorce from Google co-founder Sergey Brin. She contributed $8 million of her personal cash in April, including to hundreds of thousands she had already thrown behind his bid.

The New York Times notes she may jolt the Kennedy bid at any time along with her personal wealth as marketing campaign finance legal guidelines don’t prohibit individuals from donating to their very own marketing campaign.