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Outside groups supporting Trump have spent more than $25 million since he clinched the nomination, compared to Democrats' $15 million AFP

Outside groups supporting Donald Trump's reelection bid have spent more than $25 million since the former President clinched the GOP nomination back in March, outspending Democratic groups vouching for President Biden, according to a new Reuters analysis.

The report, which comes from Federal Election Commission records, shows that the pro-Trump groups have spent more than $25 million, compared to Democrats' $15 million during the same time.

Trump allies say the spending blitz aims to counter Biden's early fundraising advantage, as Democrats reported $84 million in the bank at the end of April, compared to Trump's $49 million.

"There's an effort to strategically weaken Biden's cash advantage," said a source familiar with MAGA Inc., who spoke on condition of anonymity, according to Reuters. "Right now, Trump's campaign is able to bank every dollar they raise because his allies at MAGA Inc. are carrying the weight of the ad war against Team Biden."

Campaign ads have been a major point of contention this campaign cycle, with Biden's team spending large sums of money in different media ads.

Biden's reelection campaign recently announced a $50 million spending blitz that includes its first television ad focusing on Donald Trump's felony conviction. His campaign says it wants to more clearly define the choice between the candidates ahead of the first debate between them in Atlanta on June 27.

That figure includes more than $1 million geared toward media reaching Black, Hispanic and Asian American voters, PBS reports.

On the other hand, Trump's campaign has yet to run a general election ad on television, as it seeks to catch up in fundraising. His campaign's fundraising deficit has been primarily overtaken by courtroom battles that have driven up his legal bills and made him the first U.S. president to be convicted of felony crimes.

Unlike political campaigns, super PACs face no limits on fundraising, but they are not allowed to coordinate their ad purchases with the candidates they support. They must report spending shortly after it happens.

Hence, as the Trump team faces setbacks, Super PACs are seemingly coming to rescue. MAGA Inc., the largest pro-Trump super PAC, is scheduled to report on Thursday that it had $93.7 million in the bank at the end of May, up from $33 million at the end of April, according to a senior official with the coalition.

From that report, roughly $18 billion has been spent to help Trump's campaign, largely on a barrage of television and digital ads that have attacked Biden's immigration policies and have argued that he is too old to serve a second term.

In addition, a reported newly five-page memo sent to donors of the committee details that MAGA Inc., seeks to spend $100 million over the summer in a handful of key swing states.

"We are under no illusion it will be easy, or fair— but thankfully, President Trump is well positioned to win as long as we all continue doing our part," group CEO Taylor Budowich wrote in the memo. "We have conserved resources for this moment, and MAGA Inc. will continue to put every dollar we raise straight into ensuring President Trump wins."

By contrast, Future Forward, the biggest PAC backing Biden, has reported expenditures to the FEC since March 6 that total less than $1 million, even though it held $57 million in the bank at the end of April.

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