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Clinton Raises a Combined $143M in August, Her Best Month Yet

More than 2.3 million people have contributed to the campaign, her campaign manager says



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    Hillary Clinton speaks to and meets Ohio voters during a rally at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 17, 2016. The Democrat raised $143 million for her presidential campaign and the party that month.

    Hillary Clinton hauled in $143 million in August for her presidential bid and the Democratic party, her best month yet in a fundraising push that lays the groundwork for her fall campaign.

    The Democratic nominee brought in $62 million for her campaign last month and another $81 million for the Democratic National Committee and state parties. Clinton begins September with more than $68 million in the bank for her campaign against rival Donald Trump.

    The money will help bankroll Clinton's large advertising campaign in battleground states that will help determine the outcome of the 2016 election, along with the large get-out-the-vote operation that her team has been assembling across the country.

    Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager, said more than 2.3 million people have contributed to the campaign and as a result, "we are heading into the final two months of the race with the resources we need to organize and mobilize millions of voters across the country."

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    Trump did not immediately release his fundraising totals for the month. The Republican nominee is coming off a large fundraising haul of $80 million in July in combination with the Republican National Committee.

    Clinton spent much of August holding high-profile fundraisers in New York, California and Massachusetts. She headlined several events in the Hamptons earlier this week. Her fundraising total for the month far outpaced her previous high mark of a combined $90 million in July.