Campaign Finance

Trump Campaign Slashes Ad Spending in Key States in Cash Crunch
2020 Elections
Trump Campaign Slashes Ad Spending in Key States in Cash Crunch

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign is scaling back its television advertising spending and in some cases abandoning it altogether for now in key states, facing a cash crunch brought on by huge investments in staff and operations. Trump’s reelection... Read More

Trump Campaign Raises $210 Million in August, Trailing Biden
2020 Elections
Trump Campaign Raises $210 Million in August, Trailing Biden

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that they jointly raised $210 million in August, trailing the record haul their Democratic counterparts brought in during the same time period. While Trump’s August... Read More

Campaign Watchdog Accuses Trump Re-Election Campaign of Laundering $170 Million
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Campaign Watchdog Accuses Trump Re-Election Campaign of Laundering $170 Million
2020-07-29 14:13:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Trump's re-election campaign allegedly laundered $170 million in spending to conceal payments made to Trump family associates and people working with the campaign, a non-partisan campaign watchdog claims. In an 81-page complaint filed with the Federal Election... Read More

Trump’s Big-Donor Gifts Plunge 61% as He Sits Out Virtual Events
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Trump’s Big-Donor Gifts Plunge 61% as He Sits Out Virtual Events

President Donald Trump skipped all of his campaign’s virtual fundraisers in the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic while mocking Democratic nominee Joe Biden for appearing from his basement. But it looks like Biden might be laughing all the... Read More

Biden Surpasses Trump in June Fundraising
2020 Elections
Biden Surpasses Trump in June Fundraising

Joe Biden reported raising $10 million more than President Donald Trump last month amid new polls showing the former vice president holding a solid lead in the race for the White House. The increasingly strong footing of Trump’s presumed Democratic... Read More

Trump Raises $266 Million in Second Quarter, Widening Advantage
2020 Elections
Trump Raises $266 Million in Second Quarter, Widening Advantage

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s campaign along with the Republican National Committee raised $266 million during the second quarter of 2020, widening the president’s cash advantage over Joe Biden. The Trump campaign said Wednesday that it increased its fundraising by 71%... Read More

Billionaires’ Political Spending Grew 37-Fold in 10 Years
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Billionaires’ Political Spending Grew 37-Fold in 10 Years

WASHINGTON — Billionaires gave 37 times as much in political contributions in the last election as they did 10 years earlier, according to a new study. During the 2018 election cycle, billionaires gave $611 million, up from $17 million in... Read More

Obama to Appear In His First Virtual Fundraiser for Joe Biden
2020 Elections
Obama to Appear In His First Virtual Fundraiser for Joe Biden
2020-06-16 16:13:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama is making his fundraising debut for Joe Biden next week, appearing at an online event aimed at reaching thousands of small-dollar donors Biden, who was Obama's vice president, announced the fundraiser via Twitter Monday... Read More

Biden Campaign Fundraising Surged in May
2020 Elections
Biden Campaign Fundraising Surged in May
2020-06-15 19:00:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced Monday that it raised $80.8 million in May, fueled by a daily virtual fundraising campaign the candidate and two committees associated with the Democratic Party perfected during the coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

Biden’s War Chest Swells as Donors Grow Increasingly Alarmed by Trump
2020 Elections
Biden’s War Chest Swells as Donors Grow Increasingly Alarmed by Trump

WASHINGTON — It was another in an unrelenting procession of Zoom fundraisers — the script familiar, the donors determined not to be deterred by technical glitches, and the candidate about to go through the motions — when Joe Biden revealed... Read More

Coronavirus Changes Nature of Campaign Planning and Spending
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Coronavirus Changes Nature of Campaign Planning and Spending
2020-05-22 19:42:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the coronavirus outbreak that began in earnest in March profoundly affected the nature of politicking ahead of one of the most consequential elections in modern times. For instance, the latest batch of Federal Election... Read More

Senate Challengers Flush With Campaign Cash in Pivotal States
2020 Elections
Senate Challengers Flush With Campaign Cash in Pivotal States

WASHINGTON — If first-quarter fundraising dollars were votes, then Democratic challengers would have captured Senate seats in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Maine and Montana. Nearly all the party’s Senate contenders hauled in more campaign money than their opponents in pivotal... Read More

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