A Donald Trump campaign fundraising drive that raised more than $500 million to fund Florida congressional races has been halted after Trump’s team discovered a “virus” that had spread among his supporters, according to campaign finance filings.
Trump’s campaign raised more $10 million for Florida congressional candidates through a variety of sources, including his own joint fundraising committee and a joint fundraising account with the Republican National Committee.
Trump is the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
“We have a virus that has now infected the entire Trump campaign,” the campaign said in a statement Tuesday night.
The Trump campaign was not immediately available to comment.
Florida, which has been Trump’s strongest battleground state, is one of the most expensive races in the country.
Trump leads Democratic rival Rep. Patrick Murphy by about 20 percentage points, according an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday.
Trump has been dogged by allegations that he paid $25 million in bribes and kickbacks to foreign governments.
In a statement on Tuesday, the campaign pointed to an Associated White House Correspondents Dinner report that said Trump had “used a sham and fraudulent campaign finance scheme to hide the real cost of his massive illegal campaign spending.”
Trump’s fundraising drive is also the latest in a string of controversies surrounding the campaign.
Trump on Tuesday announced that his campaign had paid out more than 1.6 million “free” tickets for campaign events to people who could not attend the event on time.
Trump said that he will “never ever” pay for a campaign event to “do favors for anybody.”