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CHARTED: Campaign Fundraising vs. Outside Groups

The outside groups supporting 2016 candidates are DRAMATICALLY outraising the actual campaigns

As Wednesday's FEC filing deadline approaches, we compiled what we know about how much the 2016 campaigns have raked in -- and how much the outside organizations supporting them have raised.

The outside groups (which can bring in unlimited amounts of money) are DRAMATICALLY outraising the actual campaigns (which are restricted to $2,700 per donor for the primaries and another $2,700 per donor for the general election).

The GOP outside groups that have released their figures have raised a whopping $203.5 million, versus a combined $53 million from the campaigns themselves. That’s nearly a 4-to-1 ratio.

And that’s compared with the $60.4 million the Democratic campaigns have raised, versus $24.3 million from the Dem outside groups.

Here's what it looks like in one graphic: