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After Calling It Corrupt, Trump Turns to Fundraising

The main reason candidates use loans to fund their campaigns, election law experts tell MSNBC, is to maintain an option to pay themselves back later

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    After Calling It Corrupt, Trump Turns to Fundraising
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Sunday, March 20. Two campaign sources told NBC News that Trump will aggressively raise funds for the general election, and the campaign expects voters understand he has to do "whatever it takes" to win.

    Turning to the general election, Donald Trump said he will be raising hundreds of millions of dollars, NBC News reported.

    Up until now, Trump has loaned around $35.9 million to his own campaign and with a new source of money coming in, he will be able to repay his own private loans.

    Trump aides say that option is not currently under discussion, NBC News has learned, but they also decline to rule out the possibility entirely.

    The main reason candidates use loans to fund their campaigns, election law experts tell MSNBC, is to maintain an option to pay themselves back later.