Baltimore congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik reports $ 6.4 million in fundraising after President Trump shared his video of the viral campaign, which killed Democratic leadership in cities with large populations in Africa American.
Since that ad, Klacik has appeared on the Republican National Convention and has appeared on national television many times. The Federal Election Commission report filed Thursday night showed its raking in $ 6,445,451 from July 1 to September 30.
The Baltimore Sun, which reported on the filing, quoted Klacik as saying: “I think we were lucky with the ad of that campaign that the whole thing started.”
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Trump retweeted the ad in August, promising to “bring Baltimore back, and fast.”; The city emerged in the midst of a political race when the president criticized its worsening condition in 2019, which prompted a confrontation with former Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
Klacik is currently running for Cummings’ former position in a race against Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., Who reported $ 184,349 for the same quarter. He previously lost to Mfume in the special election that took place after Cummings’
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According to Sun, Mfume accused Klacik of trying to buy the election with Trump. “This congressional seat is owned by the citizens of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County,” he said in a statement. “Donald Trump and Kim Klacik can’t buy it. They should take their money and be greedy elsewhere, because we are not being sold. Not now, never.”
Klacik reported $ 2.9 million in expenditures, mostly focused on online ads and mailers, as well as $ 3.6 million in cash on hand. In contrast, the cash in Mfume was reported to be $ 269,342.