Clinton campaign halfway to fundraising goal
By Associated Press | August 22, 2016, 6:33 EDT
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is halfway to its goal of raising a billion dollars for the 2016 race.
That’s according to the head of the campaign’s fundraising operations.
Finance director Dennis Cheng made that announcement Thursday in a meeting with staff at the campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.
Word of the announcement comes from a campaign aide who was present for the meeting but wasn’t authorized to discuss internal campaign strategy and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Clinton’s campaign has resisted publicizing a fundraising target for the general election, fearing it would draw attention to big donors at a time when voters are angry about the role of money in politics.
She aimed to raise $100 million for her primary bid.
Clinton raised $90 million for her campaign and Democratic party committees in July, according to new finance reports released on Saturday.