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  • Midterm elections: Were the billions spent worth it?

    11/07/2018 5:11:04 PM PST · by lasereye · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | Kristin Myers
    This year’s midterm elections are shaping up to be record-breaking for several reasons. More women have been elected to Congress than ever before, and voter turnout was at an all-time high. But it was also record-breaking for the sheer amount of money spent. The numbers are still being tallied, but according to the Center for Responsive Politics, we are on track for an election cost of more than $5 billion. As the dust settles and the final votes roll in, many are asking: was it worth it? The short answer is… it depends. Democrats spent $801 million to take back...
  • Here’s the deal with the ethics complaint filed against Warren that she calls ‘frivolous’

    11/01/2018 1:38:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/31/18 | Victoria McGrane
    During the race’s final debate Tuesday, GOP Senate hopeful Geoff Diehl accused Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren of “illegally” fund-raising off the controversial confirmation vote for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Warren was caught off guard by the accusation and said she didn’t know what Diehl was talking about. She said she’d look into it. It turns out, a conservative group that calls itself the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, filed a complaint Monday against Warren and Senator Kamala Harris of California for violating Senate ethics rules with fund-raising e-mails ahead of the final vote on Kavanaugh.
  • DCCC raises more than $100 million online for midterms

    10/31/2018 1:45:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/18 | Megan Keller
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said its online fundraising for the 2018 election cycle surpassed $100 million on Tuesday. "The DCCC made the early and aggressive investments necessary to build a top-tier online fundraising operation, and it’s paid off massively," DCCC Chief Digital Officer Julia Ager told The Hill in a statement. "The outpouring of support from grass-roots donors has allowed us to invest in over 80 races, fund an unprecedented $30 million base engagement and turnout campaign, and hold Republicans accountable every step of the way." Politico first reported the news earlier on Wednesday. In 2016, the DCCC had...
  • Synagogue Massacre: Liberal Jewish Group Sends Out Mobilization Email With ‘Donate’ Butto

    10/30/2018 9:47:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/30/2018 | Patrick Goodenough
    The liberal American Jewish organization J Street sent out an email on Monday, using the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting as a peg to encourage supporters to mobilize against Republicans in next week’s election – and carrying a “Donate” button. The Republican Jewish Coalition called the move “a disgrace.” After telling recipients of the email that “our first duty is to come together in support of the victims, their loved ones, the congregation and the entire city of Pittsburgh” and “to grieve and to comfort one another, standing together in solidarity,” J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami shifts direction. In bold type, he...
  • Rollin' in the Dough: Here's How Much Money President Trump Has Raised for 2020

    10/21/2018 6:58:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    President Donald Trump is off to a great start with fundraising for 2020. According to CNN, Trump has raised over $100 million. From the July to September fundraising quarter alone, the president brought in $18 million.Trump's war chest sits at over $106 million, giving him a financial advantage over a potentially crowded field of Democratic challengers.Although the campaign has millions in the bank, they have also spent $7.7 million over the last three months. $1.5 million alone went to legal expenses while $1.6 million was spent on advertising, NBC News reported.The president has been a steady connection with the average...
  • Trump tops $100 million raised for his 2020 re-election campaign

    10/16/2018 1:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ben Kamisar
    President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million toward his re-election bid, a staggering sum more than two years before the 2020 presidential election. The president's fundraising total, which includes his official campaign and two other joint accounts, raised about $18 million between July and September. That brings his fundraising total since January 2017 above the $100 million mark. And he closed September with almost $47 million in the bank. The latest numbers, filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday's quarterly fundraising deadline, provide a glimpse into how Trump is stockpiling money for his re-election bid at a...
  • Donald Trump's 2020 fundraising haul is totally and completely unprecedented

    10/16/2018 10:57:11 AM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/16/2018 | Chris Cillizza
    On Monday night, President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign announced that it had raised in excess of $18 million over the past three months, a haul that means the incumbent has already raised $106 million for a race that is more than two years away. That's a stunning -- and totally unprecedented -- amount of money for a sitting president to have collected less than two years into his first term.
  • Dems have fundraising edge in final stretch of midterms

    10/16/2018 7:21:30 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Democrats continued an aggressive fundraising tear between July and September, giving the party’s candidates in some of the most competitive House and Senate races a sharp financial edge in the final stretch of the midterm election cycle. More than 70 Democratic House hopefuls outraised Republican incumbents in the third quarter of 2018, according to an analysis by The Hill of newly filed fundraising reports. Eight Democrats running for House seats raised more than $3 million in the same period, while 30 raised more than $2 million and 60 raked in more than $1 million. Three Democratic candidates brought in upwards...
  • Democrats Gain Huge Fundraising Advantage in 2018 Elections

    10/16/2018 6:37:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/15/2018 | Neil Munro
    A flood of donations has allowed Democratic candidates to outspend GOP candidates by almost 2:1 in 80 competitive districts since July, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. The donations will allow Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic House candidates to spend $50 million on advertising more than GOP candidates in the run-up to election day, according to the Washington Post. Much of the extra funding comes from small-dollar donations via the Act Blue website, which offers Democrats an easy way to direct donations to their favored local candidates. USA Today reported in August: The group predicts donations will top $1.5...

    10/14/2018 4:01:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    IW ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2018
    Establishment Dems furious at porn lawyer Attorney Michael Avenatti has come under fire over a now-deleted tweet encouraging people to “chip in for Beto now,” linking to what appeared to be a fundraising page for Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. In the fine print of the now-deleted campaign, however, O’Rourke supporters discovered that half the proceeds went to Avenatti’s Fight PAC, formed a little over seven weeks ago. Users were able to manually allocate funds entirely to O’Rourke, however the default sent half of all money collected to Avenatti’s Political Action Committee. “‘It is pretty skeezy,’ said Brendan Fischer,...
  • See notable DFW leaders donating to President Trump's 2020 campaign

    10/11/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | October 11, 2018 | Staff
    More than 4,300 donations from North Texans have been made to President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign to date, totaling about $800,000. American City Business Journals, Dallas Business Journal's parent company, compiled the data from the Federal Election Commission on all contributions to Donald J. Trump For President Inc. made between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Those donations include gifts from some notable leaders and executives in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Steve Winn, who is the CEO of Richardson public company RealPage Inc., has given $5,400 between primary and general election campaigns. Kirk Dinkins, who is the owner of...
  • This week in politics: RNC breaks another record, builds on fundraising advantage

    08/20/2018 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | August 20, 2018 | By CAITLIN CONANT
    The Republican National Committee raised $14.2 million in July -- the most it has ever raised in that month in a non-presidential year -- bringing its total haul for the cycle to $227.2 million. Despite historic odds and voter enthusiasm favoring Democrats, the RNC is finding record-setting support among its donors, according to numbers shared first with CBS News. The RNC raised more in July of this year than it did in 2010 and 2014 combined. After transferring 8 million dollars split evenly between the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in July, the...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shuns Hollywood elites in West Coast tour

    08/04/2018 4:27:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, currently one of the leading lights of the Democrats’ left-wing, is on a tour of the West Coast -- but is notably avoiding meeting up with the region’s Hollywood elites. Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the party’s democratic socialist wing, has visited homeless areas on Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, and has met with liberal activists. But as she has held low-dollar fundraisers, she has not engaged in glitzy events with high-profile Democratic donors and Hollywood celebrities. The move has already raised eyebrows, with The Hollywood Reporter asking: “Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Too Far Left for Hollywood?”...
  • Nancy Pelosi, DCCC Push Blatant Lies In Fundraising Emails

    07/23/2018 4:50:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 7/23/18 | Peter Hasson
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) — the official campaign arm of House Democrats — are pushing blatant misinformation in fundraising emails to supporters. “I will NOT allow Putin to set foot in the United States. I need 100,000 signatures to BLOCK his visit and keep our elections safe. I need you to sign before midnight,” Pelosi told Democratic voters in a DCCC fundraising email sent out on Sunday.
  • Mike Pence is coming to California to campaign for John Cox (GOP not giving up on the state yet)

    07/14/2018 11:33:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2018 | Monica Showalter
    An interested reader sent us the following panicky email from California's Gavin Newsom for Governor campaign.  Get a load: That's weird stuff, indeed, given the punditocracy's comfortable assertion that Republican John Cox, who's challenging Democrat Gavin Newsom for the governor's seat in California, hasn't got a snowball's chance in Death Valley of getting elected.  After all, isn't California the immutable blue state?  The state that will never vote red?  Don't Democrat voter registrations outnumber Republican registrations twenty to one?  The state with all those Democratic Party voter registrations, buttressed by its motor voter law, registering all comers, illegal or otherwise? Trump himself has repeatedly stated he...
  • Pelosi vows to 'avenge President Obama' in Supreme Court fight

    07/09/2018 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Boomer · 91 replies
    FNC ^ | 7/9/2018 | Gregg Re
    close Will Dems sacrifice themselves to oppose Supreme Court pick? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent out a dramatic, no-holds-barred fundraising email on Monday saying she is "determined to avenge President Obama if it’s the last thing I do" by premptively opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Pelosi, 78, is one of several top Democrats -- including Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.-- who already have announced that they oppose Trump's pick without knowing whom the president has selected. Schumer has said the Senate should not consider any Supreme Court nominees during an election year.
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center: From Klan Hunters to Multimillion-dollar Smear Machine

    04/30/2018 12:26:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Tablet ^ | April 26, 2018 | Liel Leibovitz
    By bizarrely going after Sam Harris, Majid Nawaaz, and others, the once venerable organization has abandoned its core mission, focusing instead on dirty partisan politics Shortly after the election of Donald Trump in November of 2016, a lot of people I knew wrote biggish checks to the Southern Poverty Law Center. They weren’t alone: According to tax filings, the group took in $136 million last year alone, bringing its total assets to a whopping half-a-billion dollars.This surge in the organization’s popularity makes sense: The SPLC, after all, is the group that had once, nearly four decades ago, protected Vietnamese shrimpers...
  • Why Clinton’s Donors May Be Investigated In $84 Million Money Laundering Scheme

    04/20/2018 5:39:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | April 20, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    A pro-Trump political action committee has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging the Hillary Clinton campaign laundered $84 million in contributions from big-name donors, such as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and designer Calvin Klein. The complaint outlines a money laundering scheme that violated multiple campaign finance laws, specifically laws related to limits on contributions by independent donors. As of this week, the complaint has escalated with a lawsuit urging the FEC to take action on the complaint which appears to have been largely ignored by the FEC since being filed in December of 2017. Using both civil...
  • Trump Raises $10 Million in First Quarter of 2018 for 2020 Re-Election

    04/17/2018 5:49:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/16/2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    President Trump’s campaign for re-election in 2020 raked in $10 million for the first quarter of 2018, bringing the campaign’s total fundraising haul to $28 million, the campaign announced Sunday. Trump’s campaign had $22 million cash on hand by the end of 2017 and spent $3.9 million during the first quarter of 2018, Reuters reported. The president is also working with the Republican National Committee to raise money for GOP congressional candidates for the 2018 midterm elections. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) hauled in a record $85 million in campaign cash in the off-year election cycle ahead of the...
  • DNC 'dead broke,' while RNC has nearly $40M

    02/03/2018 5:30:30 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 51 replies
    The Week ^ | Feb. 2, 2018 | The Week staff
    The Democratic Party is carrying more than $6 million in debt, according to year-end filings — and has just $6.5 million in the bank. Do the math, and the party is working with just over $400,000 overall. Meanwhile, the Republicans are swimming in pools of money. The Republican National Committee had raised $132 million by the end of 2017 — about twice as much as the DNC — and entered 2018 with almost $40 million to spare, with