President Trump's re-election campaign raised $10 million so far in 2018

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President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign has spent about $835,000 in legal fees so far this year, or about 22% of its total spending, according to the latest fundraising reports filed quarterly with the Federal Election Commission.

These hefty bills come as the investigation into whether the trump campaign has ties to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

The latest figures bring the Trump campaign's total spending on legal fees to almost $4 million since the president took office, records show.

The Trump campaign spent about $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, the report said, with nearly $835,000 going to eight law firms and the Trump Corp.

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The most donor spending - $350,000 - went to Jones Day, the firm that has represented the Trump campaign since the 2016 election and handled all litigation relating to it, Buzzfeed reported.

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The Trump campaign paid another $13,500 to McDermott Will & Emery, a firm that represents Cohen in the ongoing Russian Federation investigations and a newly revealed criminal inquiry. But legal fees weren't the only big expense: About $650,000 went toward campaign gear such as hats and mugs.

Legal fees, however, are only making a small dent in the campaign's finances. Usually, incumbent presidents have waited until after their second year in office to begin their re-election campaign.

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Gov. Pete Ricketts' re-election campaign has raised almost $2.3 million over the course of the 2018 election cycle and had almost $1.7 million in cash on hand April 1.

The $15.1 million figure includes more than $717,000 from the Republican National Committee; $595,000 from the RNC and Trump campaign's joint fundraising committee; and $9,000 from the National Republican Senate Committee.

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