The trade-offs to one of Trump's most successful ploys, to win the Primary elections, may be beginning to seriously damage the G.O.P. Convincing a large segment of his voters that he was wealthy enough to finance his own campaign, and therefore would not be beholden to special interests, aided his winning the nomination. The truth, which is now emerging, is that he has no where near the resources needed, and he will have to rely on the Republic National Committee, at a time when they themselves are strapped for cash, and on the largesse of those same special interests, Trump previously disdained.
Not only are contributors more leery about contributing their funds to either the RNC or Trump, and the needs of beleaguered Congressional candidates greater, but the Democratic candidates are doing much better than Republicans in fund raising. If the trend continues, in this election, we may find that, for the first time, Republicans may join in clamoring for election campaign finance reform.