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Biden Outraised Trump Last Month With $46.7M Haul

Politico reports: Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March, his campaign announced Monday, notching his best fundraising month of the campaign — and besting President Donald Trump — as he took control of the Democratic primary. The fundraising, prompted by Biden’s strong win in South Carolina’s primary on the last day of February and a cascade of Super Tuesday victories, …

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Ex-Campaign Aides Sue Bloomberg For Promised Pay

Politico reports: Former campaign workers for Mike Bloomberg are suing the billionaire former presidential candidate for fraud, alleging in a nationwide class action lawsuit that as many as 2,000 employees were promised to be paid though the general election before he laid them off. Plaintiffs in the class action include two organizers who halted the interview process for other jobs …

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Sanders Raised Staggering $46 Million In February

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $46.5 million in February, his presidential campaign said Sunday, a huge sum that could help sustain him in a lengthy battle for the nomination. The Vermont senator, who won nominating contests in Nevada and New Hampshire last month, has vaulted to the top of the field in recent national polls. But former …

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Bannon Used Chinese Jet To Promote GOP Candidates

ProPublica reports: Former Donald Trump campaign CEO and chief strategist Steve Bannon used a private jet apparently owned by a wealthy Chinese businessman to fly to events to promote Republican congressional candidates in 2018. The previously unreported flights could run afoul of a campaign finance law that bars foreign money from U.S. elections, according to campaign finance experts, though it …

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Warren Formally Reverses On Super PAC Support

CNBC reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren reversed her position on rejecting super PAC support as she seeks a comeback in the Democratic presidential primary. Warren, who has previously said that she would disavow the support of a super PAC that sought to aid her bid for the presidency, told reporters that she had changed her mind after failing to get her …

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Elizabeth Warren Raises $5M Since Nevada Debate

CBS News reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Thursday that her presidential campaign has raised more than $5 million since the Democratic primary debate the night before. The seven-figure haul is the latest sign that Warren’s performance in the Wednesday debate in Las Vegas might have been a boon for her campaign, which has scrambled in recent weeks to recover …

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Klobuchar: I’ve Raised $12M Since Last Debate [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that her campaign has raised $12 million online in the nine days since the New Hampshire debate. Why it matters: That’s more than the Minnesota senator raised in the fourth quarter of 2019, which had been her strongest quarter yet. It follows a surprise third-place finish in the New …

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GOP Rep Spent Campaign Dough On Posh Ski Vacations

Roll Call reports: Over a three-year span, Rep. John Moolenaar spent $22,839 on ski and snowmobile activities, lodging at the Four Seasons, and catering in and around Vail, Colorado, from his leadership political action committee. Members of Congress are prohibited from converting campaign funds for personal use and must be able to verify those resources have not been misused. Moolenaar’s …

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Amy Klobuchar Raises $2.5M After Strong NH Showing

The Hill reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) presidential campaign on Wednesday said it had raked in more than $2.5 million since polls closed in New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday night. The windfall came after Klobuchar’s third-place finish in the Granite State’s primary, posting a stronger-than-expected showing and outpacing big names like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden. …

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Sanders Raised Eye-Popping $25 Million Just In January

CNBC reports: Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign raked in a whopping $25 million in January alone and will use the haul to bankroll ads and staff across the critical Super Tuesday slate. The Vermont senator raised more in January than in any other month in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, his campaign said in announcing the haul Thursday. It added that …

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Collins Campaign Eyed For Huge Mystery Donation

The Daily Beast reports: A mysterious Hawaii company may have illegally funneled a six-figure contribution to a political group boosting an embattled Republican Senator 5,000 miles away, an ethics watchdog alleged on Monday. The company, Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers LLC, was formed in late November, according to corporate records in Hawaii. Just over a month later, on …

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Bloomberg’s Spending Tops Quarter-Billion, 5X Trump

Yahoo Finance reports: Michael Bloomberg has spent more than a quarter billion dollars on political advertising since joining the Democratic presidential race, far outpacing all other candidates. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has spent $209.3 million on broadcast television time, $13.7 million on cable, $1.1 million on radio and $27.2 million on digital. The former New York mayor has spent $116 million …

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Cory Booker Reports $6.6 Million In Q4 Fundraising

Axios reports: Sen. Cory Booker’s campaign said Friday it raised $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. While the Q4 sum is the biggest the Booker campaign has collected during his presidential run, it is still smaller than the majority of his 2020 rivals who have thus far announced their numbers for the quarter. Where he stands: Vermont Sen. …

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Elizabeth Warren Raised $21.2M In Fourth Quarter

The New York Times reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts raised $21.2 million for her presidential campaign in the fourth quarter of 2019, her team announced on Friday, a slight dip from the previous quarter and behind three of her top rivals for the Democratic nomination. The total raised by Ms. Warren in the final three months of the year …

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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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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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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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