Kanye West's spent nearly $6 million of his own money on his presidential campaign in its first month alone

  • Kanye West has spent nearly $6 million on his presidential bid so far, according to his first filing with the Federal Election Commission. 
  • The filing, which covers fundraising and spending between July 15 and August 30, shows that the rapper has mostly self-funded his long-shot run, loaning the campaign $6.8 million. 
  • The campaign has spent $5.9 million so far, mostly on efforts to get on the ballot in states. 
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Kanye West is mostly self-funding his presidential bid, and his campaign spent nearly $6 million in the first month alone, according to the most recent Federal Election Commission filings. 

The rapper kicked off his presidential run in July, and Friday marked the first time that West's campaign had to disclose fundraising and spending to the FEC.

The Friday filing shows that West has loaned his campaign $6.8 million, and that the campaign has received $11,000 in outside contributions, according to Politico. 

The campaign has spent $5.9 million so far — mostly on efforts to get him on the ballot in several states. 

West is currently on the ballot in 10 states, according to Deadline, but has been rejected from several others and is currently suing to get on some of those contested ballots. 

Many have questioned why West has entered the race, speculating that he's running to drum up attention for a new album or to hurt Democratic nominee Joe Biden's chances of beating President Donald Trump, who West has supported in the past. 

The FEC filing shows that West's campaign has spent $4.4 million getting onto ballots, and owes $1.2 million to political consultants. 

Other line items include $444,000 to Millennial Strategies for polling and $95,000 to a charter jet company. 

West's total wealth is estimated at $1.3 billion.

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