This week, the Trump campaign and the RNC announced a combined ad buy of $ 55 million for the past two weeks, with the party complementing campaign ads in key states including Arizona, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and Wisconsin.
The RNC entered in October with $ 78.1 million in cash, after spending $ 36 million more than it raised in September in its efforts to lift Mr. Trump in the closing months of the election .
Other Republican megadonors have donated large sums to the super PACs to help Mr Trump, as has Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul, who, along with his wife, Miriam, contributed $ 75 million to a pro-advertising effort. Trump.
Timothy Mellon, the heir to banking fortune, donated $ 10 million to another pro-Trump super PAC, as well as $ 21 million from Isaac Perlmutter, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment, and his wife, Laura Perlmutter.
Also on Tuesday, a Silicon Valley-linked super PAC backing Mr Biden, Future Forward PAC, announced $ 66 million in donations since July, nearly half of the money coming from dark money groups that do not disclose. their donors. The biggest named donor was Dustin Moskovitz, a Facebook co-founder, who donated nearly $ 22 million. Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, also contributed $ 2.5 million to the group in total this year.
Michael Crowley contributed reporting.