RFK Jr.’s cash crunch: Independent spent more than he raised in January

By Jessica Piper, Zach Montellaro | 02/20/2024 04:19 PM EST

His top expense was for security.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks during a campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign spent more than it raised in January, after doing the same in the final quarter of 2023. Meg Kinnard/AP

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign is burning through its cash, spending more than it raised last month.

The financial squeeze underscores the challenges for his independent bid as he continues to work on ballot access and is relying heavily on a super political action committee working on his behalf.

Kennedy’s campaign committee spent more than $3.2 million in January while raising a bit shy of $2.7 million, according to a report filed by his campaign with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. He had more than $4.8 million left in his campaign account as of the end of January.


Security services were the campaign’s largest expense category, accounting for nearly $430,000 that went to the firm of Gavin de Becker, a security consultant who also has a unique loan arrangement with the super PAC backing Kennedy’s campaign.
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