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The Way Trump Called for Donations Raised Eyebrows

That's because on Sunday he encouraged loyalists to give directly to him

(Newser) - "Trump needs you," one fundraising email implored. "President Trump's Legacy is in your hands," another pleaded. While some Republicans grapple with how fiercely to embrace the former president, the organizations charged with raising money for the party are going all in. The Republican National Committee...

Lindsey Graham's Been Pleading for Cash. It's Paid Off

GOP senator from SC raised $1M or so a day for first 2 weeks in October

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham has continued to rake in campaign cash in the closing days of his bid for a fourth term, raising about $1 million a day for the first two weeks of October. Early Friday, Graham's campaign said it had raised nearly $15 million in the first half of...

Biden Breaks Fundraising Record, Again
For Biden,
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For Biden, Another Huge Cash Haul

With $383M fundraising draw, that means campaign, DNC raised $750M in 2 months

(Newser) - Fox News calls it an "eye-popping." CNN calls it "colossal." Whatever you call it, Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee have smashed their fundraising record, with $383 million raised in September. That's the highest monthly fundraising total yet, besting the $364.5 million...

Biden Outraised Trump by $154M Last Month

Trump, GOP raised $210M in August

(Newser) - President Trump and his Republican Party jointly raised $210 million in August, a robust sum but one dwarfed by the record $364.5 million raised by Democrats and their nominee, Joe Biden. Trump's campaign released its figure Wednesday, several days later than usual and nearly a week after the...

For Trump Campaign, a Surprising 'Cash Crunch'
For Trump Campaign,
a Surprising 'Cash Crunch'
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For Trump Campaign, a Surprising 'Cash Crunch'

President weighs putting $100M of his own money into the race, per Bloomberg

(Newser) - Candidate Trump spent $66 million of his own money on the 2016 campaign. President Trump might make the unusual move of pouring even more of his own money into the 2020 race, reports Bloomberg . Trump is considering a personal outlay of up to $100 million, an unprecedented expense for an...

DeJoy Employees Say They Felt Pressured to Give

Former CEO accused of campaign finance violations

(Newser) - More controversy for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy: Former employees at New Breed Logistics say they were pressured to attend his Republican Party fundraisers and make donations—which they were reimbursed for with generous bonuses. "Louis was a national fundraiser for the Republican Party. He asked employees for money. We...

Biden, DNC Shatter Fundraising Records

'We literally couldn’t count the money fast enough'

(Newser) - Unless President Trump's campaign releases even more impressive numbers, Joe Biden's August will go down in history. Biden and the Democratic National Committee raked in a total of $364.5 million last month, by far the best fundraising month in American political history, the Hill reports. The previous...

Biden Campaign: This Was Our Best Fundraising Hour

It came after Democratic candidate named Kamala Harris as VP pick

(Newser) - Joe Biden's campaign says the hour after he announced his choice of Kamala Harris for vice president was his best fundraising hour yet. At a virtual fundraising event Wednesday night, Biden said the campaign took in a total of $26 million in the 24 hours after the announcement, including...

Trump Sparks GOP Panic by Attacking Major Donor

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was already known as 'Trump's Patron-in-Chief'

(Newser) - President Trump's call this week with a GOP megadonor took an unexpected turn and left officials scrambling to undo the damage, Politico reports. Sheldon Adelson—the Las Vegas mogul who, along with his wife, has already poured $10 million into a pro-Trump super PAC—called the president to discuss...

Biden Sees Another Edge in 'Highly Unusual' Fundraising Season

Former VP brings in $10M more than Trump in June, $16M more in 2nd quarter

(Newser) - In May, Joe Biden brought in $7 million more than President Trump in fundraising cash. In June, the former VP continued that streak, and then some. Per the Hill , Biden's team announced Wednesday it had, in conjunction with the DNC and its shared fundraising committees, brought in $10 million...

Trump Raised $74M in May. Biden Raced Past That

Despite ex-VP's $81M haul, president still has sizable advantage in cash on hand

(Newser) - President Trump was outraised by Joe Biden in May, taking in $74 million for his reelection, but he maintains a sizable advantage in cash on hand over the presumptive Democratic nominee. The pro-Trump effort, which includes fundraising by the Republican National Committee, on Saturday reported its total days after Biden...

In Graham's Re-Election Bid, a Fundraising Surprise

Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison outraises the South Carolina incumbent

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham raised an impressive $5.6 million for his re-election campaign in the first three months of the year, behind only fellow Sens. Mitch McConnell and Martha McSally. But in a surprise, Graham's Democratic challenger in South Carolina raised even more—$7.3 million, reports the Post and ...

Some Democratic Candidates Are Nearly Out of Cash

Buttigieg, Warren, Biden, Klobuchar running low

(Newser) - At a time in the race when running a presidential campaign is getting more expensive, many of the Democrats remaining have less money. After being camped in Iowa for what seemed like ages, the candidates now have multiple, scattered primaries ahead. And on top of competing with Bernie Sanders' fundraising...

Attending Trump's Saturday Fundraiser Will Really Cost You

Entry fee for new Trump fundraiser this weekend: $580K per couple

(Newser) - President Trump has been to nearly 50 "intimate gatherings" with top-level GOP donors over the past two-plus years, per estimates by the Washington Post —but his latest will be his steepest of those fundraisers so far. Billionaire Nelson Peltz is the host, Peltz's estate in Palm Beach,...

As Rivals Struggle, Sanders Raises $25M

Fundraising provides a clear victory as rivals cut spending

(Newser) - While Sen. Bernie Sanders remains tied, more or less, atop the Iowa caucus results, he finished January far ahead of the field in fundraising. The presidential candidate raised $25 million last month, his best so far. That's more than any of his rivals collected in a full quarter last...

Bernie Sanders Smokes Rivals on Fundraising

He pulls in $34.5M in 4th quarter, far more than anyone else

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders just had the best fundraising quarter of any Democratic candidate in 2019: He pulled in $34.5 million in the final three months of the year, reports NBC News . The big number, raised mainly through small donations online, might deliver a "financial jolt" in the Democratic race...

10 Days Ago, the End Was Nigh for Castro. Then He Made Bank

Candidate is staying in 2020 presidential race after campaign surpasses $800K fundraising goal

(Newser) - On Oct. 21, former HUD Secretary and now Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro sent a dire-sounding email to supporters , declaring that if he couldn't raise $800,000 by month's end, he'd have to throw in the towel on his run for the Oval Office. On Friday, news...

Joe Biden Falls Behind 2 Rivals in Fundraising

His total is down $7M from the previous quarter

(Newser) - Joe Biden isn't the Democratic frontrunner when it comes to fundraising, according to figures released by his campaign Thursday. The Biden campaign says the former vice president raised $15.2 million over the last three months, some $7 million less than in the previous quarter of 2019, the New ...

Sanders Rocks It With Q3 Fundraising

And Pete Buttigieg slips from last quarter's impressive haul

(Newser) - Polls—what polls? With Elizabeth Warren edging Joe Biden in the polls, Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday an impressive third-quarter haul that beats Warren's first and second quarters combined, ABC News reports. And that's without Sanders tapping the big-money, private events that Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and others...

Celebs Pile on SoulCycle Owner Over Trump Fundraiser

Tickets to Stephen Ross event cost up to $250K

(Newser) - Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate developer who owns Equinox Fitness and the Miami Dolphins, is facing a fierce backlash over a fundraiser for President Trump he is hosting Friday. Celebrities are leading calls for a boycott of Equinox and associated businesses SoulCycle and Blink Fitness over the fundraiser luncheon...

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