Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Amy Klobuchar Reports $11.4M Q4 Fundraising Haul

Politico reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised $11.4 million in the final three months of 2019, her strongest fundraising quarter since launching her presidential campaign. The Minnesota Democrat posted strong debate performances throughout the fall, which helped boost her fundraising as well as her performance in polls. The fourth-quarter haul gives her the financial heft to try to turn that into …

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Joe Biden Reports $22.7M Fundraising Haul For Q4

The New York Times reports: Joe Biden said on Thursday that he had raised $22.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a significant improvement from his lackluster fund-raising performance in the previous three months. Mr. Biden’s total, for the period from October through December, far exceeded the $15.7 million that he had raised during the third quarter. It was …

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NYC’s Public Advocate Endorses Bernie Sanders

The New York Daily News reports: New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Thursday announced his endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary. The progressive New York Democrat pushed Sanders as a candidate who will fight for “transformational change” for all Americans. “It’s critically important to have someone like Bernie Sanders as the next President …

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Bernie Sanders Rules Out Republican Running Mate

Mediaite reports: Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ruled out the possibility of a Republican running mate in response to a question about former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent answer to a hypothetical to that effect. “The former vice president mused about having a Republican vice presidential on his ticket,” the reporter said, and asked “is that …

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Marianne Williamson Lays Off Entire Campaign Staff

New Hampshire’s WMUR reports: Marianne Williamson, who has been campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination on a message of love and has been urging voters to “join the evolution,” has laid off her entire staff in New Hampshire and nationally, sources close to the campaign confirmed to WMUR on Thursday. The spiritual author and lecturer joined the race in January …

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Bloomberg Declines To File For Nevada Caucus

Reuters reports: Nevada Democrats will not be able to caucus for Michael Bloomberg next month. The former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate failed to file with the Nevada State Democratic Party by a Jan. 1 deadline, the party announced Thursday morning. Bloomberg is intending to bypass the four early voting states, including Nevada, which will be third …

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Tulsi Gabbard Reports $3.4 Million In Q4 Fundraising

Politico reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) raised $3.4 million in the final quarter of 2019, a slight improvement over her third quarter numbers that nevertheless leaves her well behind the Democratic primary’s fundraising leaders. Gabbard is one of four Democrats who have already announced their fundraising totals for the last three months of 2019. She trails Bernie Sanders (who raised …

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BREAKING: Julian Castro Ends Presidential Campaign

NBC News reports: Former Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday. Castro made the announcement in a campaign video, which was first published by The New York Times. “I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together. We’ve shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up …

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IOWA: US House Rep Endorses Biden Ahead Of Caucus

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden has landed a high-profile endorsement for his presidential bid as Rep. Abby Finkenauer becomes the first member of the Iowa congressional delegation to take sides in the Democratic nominating contest. Finkenauer, a first-term House member from a district Donald Trump won in 2016, will campaign with Biden this weekend, with less than four weeks …

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Impeachment Spurs Big $46 Million Quarter For Trump

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a major haul that was boosted by a surge of donations in the wake of the Democrats’ impeachment bid, a senior campaign official said on Thursday. The sum gives Trump a fundraising edge over a host of Democrats battling for their party’s nomination, with …

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Andrew Yang Raises Strong $16.5M In Fourth Quarter

The New York Times reports: The entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign said Thursday that he had raised $16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a considerable sum that represents his best total for a three-month period to date and is likely to put him among the Democratic field’s top five fund-raisers. The $16.5 million raised from October to December …

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Bernie Raised Whopping $34.5M In Fourth Quarter

CBS News reports: Bernie Sanders raised $34.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, his campaign announced Thursday, racking up 1.8 million donations in the quarter ending December 31. Sanders’ best fundraising month was December, when he collected 900,000 donations totaling over $18 million. In addition to the impressive total for the quarter, the campaign announced on January 1 that …

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Mayor Pete Reports Huge $24.7M Q4 Fundraising Haul

The New York Times reports: Pete Buttigieg raised more than $24.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, his presidential campaign said on Wednesday, another strong showing that leaves him well positioned to finance a large campaign operation as primary voting approaches. In a display of the breadth of his support, Mr. Buttigieg’s campaign said it had now received more …

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Bloomberg Tech Firm Told Recruits They’d Work For DNC

CNBC reports: During the week Mike Bloomberg announced his run for president in November, a technology company he founded was reaching out to potential recruits through an outside firm, saying it would be the “primary platform” for the Democratic National Committee. But the claim wasn’t true. The firm, Hawkfish LLC, is the main digital agency and technology service for the …

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Gabbard: Impeachment Boosted Trump’s 2020 Odds

“In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. How many of you do NOT want that to be Donald Trump? I certainly don’t. “Unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years. “We all know that Trump is not going to be found …

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FLORIDA: Trump And Biden Essentially Tied In New Poll

The Hill reports: A new poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a small lead over President Trump in Florida, a battleground state Trump narrowly won in 2016. A Mason-Dixon survey released Tuesday finds Biden with a 2 point advantage over Trump’s 45 percent. The poll has a 4 point margin of error. Trump leads the other three top …

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Biden Would Consider GOP Veep “Unity Ticket” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: During a campaign event in New Hampshire today, Joe Biden was asked if he would consider a Republican running mate. The idea of a “unity ticket” has been floated before, including one idea late last year for a Biden-Mitt Romney 2020 ticket against President Donald Trump. In response to the question today, Biden said, “I would but I …

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Bernie’s Doc: He’s Fit And Ready To Serve As President

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released letters from three doctors on Monday showing he is “fit and ready to serve as president” after the presidential candidate suffered a heart attack earlier this year. “You are in good health currently and you have been engaging vigorously in the rigors of your campaign, travel and other scheduled activities without any …

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REPORT: Mayor Pete Poised To Win Iowa Caucus

Iowa Starting Line reports: Pete Buttigieg is barreling toward an Iowa Caucus victory, and there’s not a damn thing anyone’s tweets can do about it. Buttigieg has seen his crowd sizes in Iowa swell this month, including five separate events with over 1,000 people each. Among those were a statement-making 2,000-person rally in Coralville, right in Iowa’s most liberal county, …

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Bloomberg Moves Campaign HQ To Times Square

Politico reports: Mike Bloomberg’s rapidly expanding presidential campaign is moving to Times Square, setting up its headquarters at the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street. The relocation — from the building that historically housed Bloomberg Philanthropies — comes as the billionaire self-funder and former New York mayor’s campaign pushes past 300 staffers at his headquarters and more …

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