Kanye WestKanye Omari WestJudge prevents Kanye West from appearing on the Arizona ballot. The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – “Dark Side” for “Sleepy Joe”, Biden-Trump Trading Spines in Swing States Judge Orders Kanye West to remove Virginia MORE ballot He loaned millions of dollars to his presidential campaign, according to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) report that sheds new light on the rapper̵
The report, released on Friday, shows that West’s campaign is practically entirely self-funded and the rapper is putting nearly $ 6.8 million of his own money into the effort. By comparison, West raised a little over $ 11,000 in external donations.
The filing provides the first real glimpse into the financial details of the singer’s campaign, which so far has been mysterious.
The report showed the rapper spent $ 5.9 million and owed over $ 1.2 million in outstanding debt to consultants. Of the money spent, approximately $ 4.4 million went towards securing presidential election spots across the country, which has put him on at least eleven state ballot papers so far.
The spending also confirmed that West’s campaign is supported by GOP strategists.
The campaign gave nearly $ 1.3 million to the Atlas Strategy Group, led by noted Republican agent Gregg Keller. However, he has also paid $ 2.6 million to Millennial Strategies, a Long Island-based firm that has consulted for Democrats.
Assuming he stays in the race, West won’t have to file another FEC report until mid-October.
West is a former supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDHS calls white supremacists the “most persistent and deadliest threat” to the US: Report Buttigieg criticizes Trump for comments on fallen soldiers: “He must think we are all fools”. The White House is calling on federal authorities to cancel “divisively”. Racial sensitivity training: REPORT MORE said in an interview last month that he “does not deny” that his campaign could harm the former vice president Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Critics keep hitting Trump over alleged comments on fallen troops. L Trump says he won’t cut funding for Stars and Stripes. Trump Rips Media For Gentle Treatment Of Biden: Asking “Made For A Child” Poll: 2 in 3 voters say it is “likely” that people will lie when they conduct MORE political pollsOffer from the White House.
While he is incredibly unlikely to gain ground for his own race, his presence could make a difference in a presidential competition that could be decided on the sidelines.
A national poll by Politico-Morning Consult published in August found that it received only 2 percent support from both overall likely voters and black voters – an amount that made the difference in several swing states in 2016.