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Trump struggles with huge funding gap

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>> The party is actually liking me.>> Republican front runner Donald Trump is set to face the worst funding gap in recent presidential history. According to campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission, Trump began June with just $1.3 million on hand putting him well behind rival Hillary Clinton who has a $42 million war chest.
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The figures underscore the huge money advantage Clinton is hoping to enjoy leading into the general election. One that could allow her a large staff and millions of dollars of TV ads in battleground states. Trump's camp saying cash is now pouring in but for months the biggest cash injections into Trump's campaign coffers were mostly from his personal bank accounts.
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He has loaned his campaign $46 million since launching last year. The stark figures come as Trump moves to shake up his campaign. On Monday Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who had been tasked with overseeing fundraising.