The Republican convention host committee took in roughly $65.8 million to pay for Donald Trump’s nominating party in Cleveland this summer, despite reports that donors were reluctant to contribute.
The haul surpasses the $64 million in combined cash and in-kind contributions that was the committee’s goal.
“The Cleveland Host Committee raised more money than either of the previous two RNC host committees, and we have raised enough money to cover all expenses,” said Emily Lauer, a spokeswoman for the committee.
The committee released details about its contributions and spending for the first time in a filing with the Federal Election Commission today. It is allowed to keep the information secret until 60 days after the close of the convention. The host committee for the Democrats is required to file its disclosure next week.