Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “raised $43.5 million in February and ended the month with $17.2 million cash on hand” while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) raised $30 million in contributions in February” and “ended the month with $31 million” on hand. (Politico)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) raised $3.4 million and reported $1.3 million on hand at the end of the month. (Politico)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised $12 million and ended the month with $8 million. (Politico)
Real estate mogul Donald Trump (R) “put $6.9 million more of his personal money into his presidential campaign in February,” bringing the amount “lent or given his campaign nearly $25 million.” He’s also raised an additional “$9.5 million, including $2 million in February.” (Washington Post)
OUTSIDE GROUPS. The pro-Clinton Priorities USA Action “had $44.5 million in the bank at the beginning of March and an additional $49 million in commitments.” (Washington Post)
The anti-Trump Our Principles PAC raised $4.7 million in February. (Wall Street Journal)
“The six major outside groups” backing Cruz “together raised $7.9 million and spent $11.5 million, ending the month with $20 million cash on hand.” (Politico)
The pro- Rubio Conservative Solutions PAC “raised a whopping $25 million last month as the Republican establishment rallied around the Florida senator in the hopes of stopping … Trump. … The PAC … raised some of its biggest checks from major donors who had previously supported other candidates who dropped out.” (Politico)
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President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has dropped two libel suits against Buzzfeed News and private investigation firm Fusion GPS. Buzzfeed published the "so-called dossier" compiled by employees at Fusion GPS, which alleged "that Cohen met with Russian operatives" in order to "clean up the mess created by public disclosures of other Trump associates’ reported ties to Russia." Cohen's attorney said his client was dropping the suit to focus on the legal battle over "documents and electronic files seized from [Cohen's] home, office and hotel room" during an FBI raid last week.