Most of the money appears to have come online and from smaller contributors, with relatively few five- and six-figure checks, especially once the calendar turned to December. One $100,000 check in early December came from Elaine J. Wold, a major Republican donor in Florida.
Though his race was over, Mr. Trump’s voracious online fund-raising from Nov. 24 through the end of the year even outpaced that of the two Republican senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who were competing in the Georgia runoff elections that would determine control of the chamber.
During those 39 days, Mr. Trump and his shared committees with the R.N.C. raised $80 million online; Ms. Loeffler and Mr. Perdue combined for closer to $75 million. Both lost.
Mr. Trump did incur some legal costs from more than a dozen law firms.
He paid $1.6 million to Kasowitz Benson Torres, more than $500,000 to Jones Day and about $600,00 to Dechert. The law firm of Kurt Hilbert, who was on Mr. Trump’s phone call pressuring the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, to “find” votes to overturn the election outcome, was paid more than $480,000. A $3 million payment went to the Wisconsin election commission to pay for a recount.
One major Republican donor, C. Boyden Gray, who contributed more than $2 million to Republicans in the 2020 cycle, also provided legal consulting for Mr. Trump, earning $114,000.
The man who made so many public appearances on behalf of Mr. Trump as his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, reported no payments by the former president’s campaign. His firm was reimbursed for $63,423 in travel in mid-December.
An associate of Mr. Giuliani’s had asked that he be paid $20,000 a day for his work for Mr. Trump, which Mr. Giuliani initially denied. He later acknowledged the request to The New York Times, but he has continued to publicly deny making money for his work, including in a radio appearance on Sunday.
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