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Trump campaign reportedly refuses to pay pollster $767K

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP/ Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is disputing nearly $767,000 in payments for polling by longtime GOP strategist Tony Fabrizio, according to the Federal Election Commission.

The line item being contested is an “administrative issue” that the campaign is settling internally, the Trump campaign explained to the Washington Post today.

From the Post:

Even though he was hired in May, the campaign did not make any payments to Fabrizio until September, when his firm received nearly $624,000, federal filings show. Trump's finance reports show that the campaign owes the firm an additional $55,300 on top of the $766,756.67 in debt that it is contesting.

Fabrizio’s polling firm has also been paid by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2016 Republican National Convention, which gave it $273,378 in July, federal filings show.

Throughout the general election, Trump has insisted that national polls that show him trailing to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are misleading, and he actually will win states that no one expects him to on Election Day. Last week, Trump donated $10 million to his own campaign to focus on last-minute swing-state advertising.

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