From Open Secrets:
Last month, Donald Trump tweeted that his campaign had “perhaps more cash than any campaign in the history of politics.” New Federal Election Commission filings show that he was very, very wrong.
At the end of May, Trump’s campaign had nearly $1.3 million in cash on hand, putting him significantly behind Hillary Clinton’s $42 million. With less money than many congressional campaigns — let alone Clinton and at least one erstwhile Republican challenger — the Trump campaign has set up a funding gap far more dramatic than we see in a typical presidential race.
Trump’s funds were sitting at just 3 percent of Clinton’s as June began — a much bigger separation than even the one between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at this point four years ago. At the end of May 2012, Romney, the GOP’s nominee-in-waiting, had $17 million to Obama’s $110 million after the latter’s unopposed run through the primaries — putting Romney’s cash at 15 percent of Obama’s. And at the same time in 2008 — the last presidential election cycle without an incumbent running — the two candidates were much more closely matched: Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) $31.6 million came to 73 percent of Obama’s $43.1 million.
That $1.2 million in cash doesn’t just put Trump behind Clinton. It’s also less than the $9.2 million that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had in the bank at the end of the month and the $1.8 million that Ben Carson’s campaign reported still having, long after…