Batle for the white house!!! The upcoming US election and campaign is taking a great financial toll on all presidential aspirants. Notable among the candidates for the White House Seat is rap star, Kanye West. Just, roughly, two months to the November slated US elections, it has been revealed that Kanye West has spent approximately $7 million ($6.8 million) on his Presidential campaign so far, despite failing to file paperwork in time to get his name on the ballots in several states. Wow… This indicates that the race to the US White House is an exclusive reserve for the money bags, and not for the average people. Therefore, the US Election 2020 Polls is certainly not the kind of polls for the poor.
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However, the Billionaire rap star, 43, whose political party is called The Birthday Party, has only made the ballot in 10 states, including Colorado, Iowa, and Minnesota, according to CNN.
West’s campaign finance report, filed to the Federal Election Commission on Friday, reported bringing in a total of $6.8 million between July 15 and Aug. 31, just roughly 2 months.
Following fundraising efforts, the campaign raised $11,472 in contributions from eight donors that gave between $200 and $1,000 and smaller donors who gave under $200 during that time, the report indicates.
Furthermore, the report also shows that the campaign spent a total of $5.9 million during that time period. $2.7 million was paid to Millennial Strategies, based in Long Island, N.Y., and Atlas Strategy Group for “ballot access services, polling, campaign management consulting, legal services, and election law research, according to the filing. ”
Explaining further, The Presidential Election campaign also spent $1.5 million on Fortified Consulting, based in Tempe, Ariz. Politico reported that Fortified Consulting shares an address with Lincoln Strategy Group, which did work in 2016 for President Trump’s campaign as well as the campaign of Carly Fiorina.
Another large sum of West campaign’s money went to a Tempe, Arizona-based firm named Fortified Consulting, which was paid roughly $1.5 million for similar services, the filing shows. The firm is owed an additional $1.2 million from the campaign, which isn’t included in the total spending.
The campaign spent a total of about $404,000 on legal fees, paying a wide range of firms, and spent $95,000 on private jet services. From the look of things, the US elections campaign spending will only increase till deadline date for the closure of all electioneering campaign.