From Open Secrets:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly trashed super PACs and claimed he would run as a candidate who couldn’t be bought. Through the end of April, it looked like no one really wanted to try that anyway.
That’s changing quickly. But one of the outside groups that has popped up to advocate for Trump has raised less than $1.1 million — a practically trifling amount by presidential super PAC standards — and had just more than $65,000 in cash on hand at the end of April, according to new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. The filings show just how far the group, Great America PAC, has to go to reach the big leagues of political money, essentially starting from scratch as far as megadonors go — which likely is why the group decided to release this week the names of some bigger-name supporters who aren’t listed in the latest FEC report but presumably will be in the one covering the month of May.
Great America has supported Trump — who finished off his last remaining major GOP rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in early May — with a middling $2.1 million in independent expenditures so far this cycle.
The reality TV star’s campaign continues to say it “doesn’t have super PACs,” though the candidate has signaled he doesn’t mind super PAC money helping the Republican party. Nevertheless, Great America finds itself competing with an even newer pro-Trump super PAC, the Committee for American Sovereignty, which registered with the FEC on April 8 and hasn’t filed a…