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Trump lagging in Connecticut campaign finances

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Money reports for the presumptive presidential candidates have been released and Republican Donald Trump is facing a huge deficit, especially in Connecticut.

Overall, Trump raised tens of millions of dollars less than Hillary Clinton during the campaign.

He promised to run a lean campaign, and his successful primary bid was largely financed through personal loans, according to officials.

But experts said Democrats are getting ready to start spending money against him.

Nationwide, Clinton's campaign has $42 million in the bank as of May 31st, according to its report filed with the federal election commission Monday.

Trump's campaign has $1.3 million.

When broken down even further, looking in Connecticut, Trump raised just over $45,000.

In comparison, when Mitt Romney ran for president in 2012, he raised nearly $10 million from Connecticut residents by the end of that campaign.

Connecticut voters have given $3.6 million to Clinton so far.

Trump has waved off criticism of his fundraising. He said he only began in earnest on May 25.

For a complete breakdown in campaign funding in across the country, click here

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