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Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s joint fundraising campaign is almost broke

In the wake of an entire summer spend traveling the country on their “Put America First” fundraising tour, GOP Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz are seeing their funds dry up just six months after launching it, Mother Jones reports.

In the first two months of the effort, the Put America First PAC raised $360,000. But new campaign finance filings show the PAC now just has around $13,000 in cash. While multiple tour dates were canceled this month, one event hosted by Greene and Gaetz in August was a financial bust.

From July 1 to September 30, the PAC spent $159,000 and raised just $57,000.

From Mother Jones:

While Greene is definitely more successful—in her short congressional career she’s raised more than $8.8 million—the most recent numbers filed by her own campaign show her fundraising totals are increasingly eaten up by the costs of chasing donors and paying off the operatives and professional fundraising consultants and vendors that she hires.

Like Greene, Gaetz had a strong start to the year, raising $1.8 million in the first quarter. After word of the investigation hit in April, his fundraising slowed. It dropped to just $1.4 million. Unlike the first quarter—when he was able to make more money than he spent on fundraising—the second quarter saw his campaign spend about half a million dollars more than it raised.

Read more at Mother Jones.

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