How Much Has the Establishment Spent to Beat Trump?

  • 03/18/2016 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Early on in this election, the GOP Establishment candidates spent all of their resources attacking one another. Those who are worried about Donald Trump destroying the GOP point to this as one of the reasons for his meteoric rise in the polls. 

It appears those days are over. As ABC News reports, the attacks on Trump are ramping up, and the spending is YUGE:

Broadcast advertising dollars aimed at toppling GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trumphas soared 900 percent since his first primary victory in New Hampshire - a total of more than $63 million -- according to an ABC News analysis of CMAG/Kantar Media data.

The total haul aimed at blocking the real estate mogul is now three times as much as what Trump has spent on his whole campaign and twice as much as the behemoth super PAC Right to Rise spent during its tenure supporting Jeb Bush.

And while anti-Trump forces have ramped up their attacks in recent weeks as the prospect of a Trump nomination has gotten more and more likely, Trump has largely continued his string of primary and caucus victories.

 Source: AAN
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