Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump owes three quarters of $1 million from the Federal Election Commission show. Recent updated filings indicate that Trump is fighting against a $766,756 bill from the polling firm Fabrizio, Lee & Associates. The news was initially reported by the Washington Post.
Trump hired his first pollster in May. Tony Fabrizio was an ally of Trump’s second campaign manager Paul Manafort, but was fired where Trump hired Steve Bannon and pollster Kellyanne Conway to run his campaign. Trump has a long history and numerous lawsuits recounting his refusal to pay contractors and employees.
The Trump campaign has declined to provide details about why they declined to pay Fabrizio Lee. “This is an administrative issue that we’re resolving internally,” said senior communications adviser Jason Miller. Fabrizio did not respond to requests for comment.