Donald Trump names hedge fund veteran as finance chairman – CNBC
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Voters like a candidate who self-funds because they are always concerned about “hidden money and corruption,” said Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in the governance studies program at the Brookings Institution and author of “Primary Politics.” His method of raising money will determine whether increased fundraising drives any voters away from him, she said.
“If he can raise money like Bernie Sanders has raised money, with mostly small contributions, then this won’t change his narrative. But if he relies on larger donors, I think that’s going to create some problems for some of his supporters,” she said.
In its statement Thursday, the Trump campaign did not specify how its fundraising operation would work.
Trump said he will likely still give “substantial money toward the general election.”
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