Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has earned his outsider status, receiving the fewest contributions from Capitol Hill than any nominee in the last 24 years.
Only one sitting House member and a GOP candidate for the House have donated to Trump's campaign so far, for a total of $3,292.
By comparison, Hillary Rodham Clinton has collected the most ever, a total of $560,942 from 138 "current, former or hopeful Democratic members of Congress," according to the Center for Responsive Politics and its website OpenSecrets.org.
The campaign finance watchdog researched all the way back to 1992 when Bill Clinton received $4,870 from candidate committees and leadership PACs. President Obama refused their money.
And of all the candidates who ran for president this year, only former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum received less from Capitol Hill than Trump.
"This may be one more example of newly developing gradations of support developing that have not really been in play in past cycles," said Brendan Fischer, associate counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, in the analysis. "It goes along with different members of Congress saying they will vote for Trump, but they won't endorse him or contribute to him."
Giving to Trump was the Longhorn PAC, Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith's leadership PAC. It donated gave $3,000 to Trump's campaign. He also received $292 came from Paul Mitchell, a Republican businessman running for Michigan's 10th congressional seat, said the Center.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com