Baltimore congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik reported $ 6.4 million in fundraising after President Trump shared his viral campaign video that tarnished democratic leadership in cities with large African-American populations.
Since that announcement, Klacik has appeared on the Republican National Conference and appeared several times on national television. A report from the Federal Election Commission filed Thursday night showed she raked in $ 6,445,451 from July 1 to September 30.
The Baltimore Sun, which reported on filing, quoted Klacik as saying, “I think we’ve been lucky with the viral campaign ad that started it all.”
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Trump retweeted the ad in August, promising to “bring Baltimore back and fast.”
Klacik is currently driving for Cummings’ old seat in a race against rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., Reported $ 184,349 for the same quarter. She previously lost to Mfume in the special election that took place after Cummings’
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According to Sun, Mfume accused Klacik of trying to buy the election with Trump. “This congressional seat belongs to the people of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County,” he said in a statement. “Donald Trump and Kim Klacik can not buy it. They should take their money and greed somewhere else, for we are not for sale. Not now, not ever. ”
Klacik reported $ 2.9 million in expenses, most of which were dedicated to online ads and mailers, as well as $ 3.6 million in cash. In contrast, Mfume’s cash was reported at $ 269,342.