campaign fundraising

Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>

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...

Amy McGrath's First 24 Hours Were Extremely Lucrative

When it comes to Democratic Senate candidates, the most lucrative ever

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Democrat Amy McGrath announced she was going toe-to-toe with Mitch McConnell. On Wednesday, her campaign announced it pulled in $2.5 million in the first 24 hours—a record for a Democratic Senate campaign by a long shot. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says the previous record-holder was...

Biden Trails Buttigieg in Fundraising Total

Biden supporters say they're not worried

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has raised $21.5 million since launching his White House bid in late April, his campaign said Wednesday. While Biden's haul will put him in the top tier of Democratic fundraisers, he lags behind Pete Buttigieg, a 37-year-old Indiana mayor who was virtually unknown...

'Head-Turning' 2nd Quarter for Buttigieg: $24.8M

Indiana mayor is first Democratic candidate to announce this quarter's haul

(Newser) - If anyone had doubts that Pete Buttigieg is a serious contender for president, those doubts may dissipate after a look at the latest fundraising numbers. After bringing in a notable $7 million in his first three months of the race, Buttigieg's campaign announced Monday that they raised $24.8...

Trump's Single-Day Fundraising Tally Is Big

RNC says $24.8M raised in less than 24 hours

(Newser) - He may not be leading in polls like this one , but President Trump is way ahead of the pack of 2020 presidential contenders when it comes to fundraising. On the heels of the official launch of his re-election campaign, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted Wednesday that Trump "...

He Raised $7M in 3 Months. Now $7M More, in Just One

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg takes in massively impressive haul in April

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg seemingly came out of nowhere when he entered the 2020 race, and Politico points to a new development as evidence of his "explosive rise" since. When the mayor from South Bend, Ind., first jumped into the presidential fray, he raised $7 million during his first three months...

'Cocaine Mitch' Wants You to Join His 'Cartel'

He's selling campaign T-shirts with cocaine dust

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell is embracing the "Cocaine Mitch" nickname given to him last year, going so far as to sell T-shirts featuring a faceless man (ostensibly McConnell) beside a dusting of white powder. "A year ago, a legend was born. Own your piece of history. #CocaineMitch," McConnell's...

Democratic Fundraising Still Below 2008 Level
Democrats Have a
Fundraising Problem

Democrats Have a Fundraising Problem

Field is lagging behind 2008 total

(Newser) - Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris...

Trump Campaign Outraises Top 2 Democrats Combined

Campaign says it was nearly all small donations

(Newser) - President Trump's reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to the AP . The haul brings the campaign's cash on hand to $40.8...

Beto O’Rourke Reveals His Numbers

The former Texas representative is doing well, but it's hard to compare

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke's campaign is hauling in the bucks—but his relatively late entry in the race makes it unclear who's leading the financial pack, the New York Times reports. O'Rourke's campaign says he raised $9.4 million from 218,000 contributions during the first 18...

Spotlight Brightens as Buttigieg Fills His Coffers

South Bend mayor raises $7M in 3 months

(Newser) - "Mayor Pete" has some serious momentum. South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg raised more than $7 million in the first quarter of 2019 for his presidential campaign . The fundraising total revealed Monday is $5 million less than Kamala Harris raised in Q1, and the figure will likely be dwarfed...

Campaign Seeks Donations to 'Fully Vindicated' Trump

Letter went out an hour after statement on Mueller report

(Newser) - The Trump 2020 campaign didn't waste any time after Attorney General William Barr disclosed Sunday that Robert Mueller's investigation hadn't found evidence that the Trump 2016 campaign conspired with Russia . An hour after Barr's letter was released, the campaign sent out a fundraising email claiming that...

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Avoid Big-Money Donors

Move could raise pressure on other Democratic candidates

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren made a move Monday to bolster her reputation as an opponent of big-money politics. In an email to supporters, the Democratic senator said her 2020 campaign for president would eschew fancy fundraising dinners, cocktail parties, and phone calls to big donors, reports CNN . She'll also skip another...

Sanders' Fundraising Team Should Be Celebrating

Campaign raised a whopping $5.9M in 24 hours

(Newser) - Front-runner, indeed . Just 24 hours after officially kicking off his campaign for president, Bernie Sanders has lined his pockets with $5.9 million raised from more than 225,000 donors, according to the Vermont senator's campaign. The New York Times reports the tally is "not unexpected" but...

'Beyond Surprising': Beto Breaks Fundraising Records

He raises $31.8M in 3 months in tight race against Ted Cruz

(Newser) - Small-dollar donations have been the hallmark of the campaign of US Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, who hasn't accepted PAC money in his attempt to grab Ted Cruz's Texas Senate seat. But like snowflakes that form an avalanche, all those more modest donations have converged to become what...

Campaign Donations Pouring In to Trump

Aggressive fundraising pulls in $20M in first quarter, with one-fifth going to legal fees

(Newser) - President Trump filed for reelection almost immediately upon assuming office, and new filings reflect the aggressive approach: The president's campaign and two affiliated fundraising committees pulled in about $20 million in the first quarter, reports Politico . That's an unusually high amount for a sitting president this early in...

Trump Is Closing the Fundraising Gap

Sanders-style small donations are making a big difference

(Newser) - After a week full of headlines likely to have Donald Trump's advisers tearing their hair out, there's a bright spot for his campaign: He's narrowing the fundraising gap with Hillary Clinton, helped by a Bernie Sanders-style flood of small donations, NPR reports. The Trump campaign says it...

Clinton Wants Amendment to Dump Citizens United

She's working hard to shore up Bernie Sanders' following

(Newser) - In a bow to Bernie Sanders' campaign, Hillary Clinton picked up one of the causes he championed on Saturday, reports the Hill —that of overturning the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates on corporate political donations. "Today I’m announcing that in my first 30 days...

Trump Campaign's Cash: $1.29M, to Hillary's $42M

Clinton outraised him 9 to 1 in May

(Newser) - Donald Trump's campaign is so low on cash it wouldn't be considered a high roller at one of his casinos, according to financial disclosures released late Monday. The Trump campaign began June with just $1.29 million in cash, compared to $42 million for Hillary Clinton's well-heeled...

Clooney: Rid Politics of Big Money, So I Don't Have to Raise It

Actor raised 'obscene' amount of money for Hillary Clinton this weekend

(Newser) - George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics—so he doesn't have to raise it. As the AP reports, Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Donations for attendees at an event in San Francisco topped out at $353,000 per...

Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.