Donald Trump wants to allow his campaign to solicit contributions from individuals or corporations as long as it does so on a non-partisan basis, a new campaign finance policy proposal announced Thursday by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
Trump’s proposal, which was not made public, is aimed at assuring campaign finance laws that were enacted in 2014 by former President Barack Obama would be upheld.
It calls for limiting the ability of campaign committees and political action committees to accept donations from individuals, corporations and unions, and for limiting contributions from certain PACs.
Trump would also “make it so no one who has not registered as a lobbyist, registered as an independent or a political committee can contribute to the campaign,” according to the proposal.
“No individual or corporation can contribute more than $2,700 to a candidate for a federal office, state office, congressional district or district, or local office, district or local legislative district.”
Trump has faced scrutiny over his campaign’s fundraising, and a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that his average fundraising haul from small donors was $27,600, compared to $60,700 for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
The Democratic presidential nominee has struggled to raise money from donors who have been required to register as lobbyists, unions and PACs under federal law.
“This is a fundamental difference in campaign finance.
We need to protect campaign finance from the greed of special interests and from the corruption of money,” Trump said at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July.