Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent $1.2 billion — a record amount — for her last campaign for president. It is an interesting figure since Donald Trump, who was criticized for not raising money, was able to secure his win with half that amount.
The Clinton campaign still had $839,000 on hand as of Nov. 28.
Of Trump’s fund, he personally contributed $66 million from his own pocket. He had estimated that he would spent $100 million but apparently was able to score a savings of $34 million in grabbing the win.
What is interesting is that, despite $1.2 billion, Democratic leaders are saying that there is no need for a change in leadership or direction for the party because the problem was not educating voters enough. That is a record amount spent on messaging and campaigning but was still not enough against one of the most controversial candidates in U.S. history and someone who spent half of what Clinton spent per vote.