WASHINGTON — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., raised $19.1 million for his presidential campaign during the last three months, his campaign said Tuesday. The figure represents a decrease in his fund-raising pace from earlier in the summer. Mr. Buttigieg’s total for the third fund-raising quarter, which ended Monday, was $5.8 million less than the 2020 Democratic field-leading $24.9 million he raised during the previous fund-raising period, which ran from April to June. “This is great news and shows that in a crowded field, Pete continues to stand out as having the vision and leadership voters know we need to tackle the urgent problems facing our country,” Mr. Buttigieg’s campaign manager, Mike Schmuhl, wrote in a Tuesday morning email announcing the total. “It also positions us solidly as one of the top three fund-raisers in this race.” [ Which Democrats are leading the 2020 presidential race this week? ] But poll results indicate … [Read more...] about Pete Buttigieg Raises $19.1 Million in the Third Quarter
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bernie Sanders was declared the winner of the Indiana primary Tuesday, but Hillary Clinton was already looking ahead to the general election, and Sanders' victory was not enough to change her trajectory toward the Democratic nomination.Sanders, a Vermont senator, insists his goal remains to win the party’s presidential nomination, even if it appears to be mathematically out of reach. Democrats distribute delegates proportionately in all states, so the only way for Sanders to close Clinton's delegate lead is to win all future contests by huge margins and convince many superdelegates — party leaders and elected officials free to support either candidate — to switch their votes to him, even in states Clinton won.Speaking in Louisville on Tuesday night, Sanders said, "in primary after primary, caucus after caucus, we end up winning the vote of people 45 years of age and younger," proving that … [Read more...] about Sanders wins Indiana, but Clinton looks to November
UPDATE 6:15 PM WEDNESDAY: That's a wrap, folks.Read on to catch up on our updates from earlier in the day, or you can find our story on GOP front-runner Donald Trump's speech here.UPDATE 5:00 PM WEDNESDAY: Around two dozen Indiana State Police officers made a human barrier between a group of protesters and Donald Trump’s supporters as they left today's rally in Indianapolis.But aside from some spirited shouting – and more than a few profanities – clashes between the two sides were minimal Wednesday afternoon compared to some high profile physical confrontations around the country that have garnered national attention.Trump himself seemed to revel in the relative peace of the rally, mocking the protesters for a “disappointing” showing.But that’s not to say there wasn’t any drama.By the end of the rally, close to 400 protesters had gathered outside to denounce the GOP front-runner, chanting “Trump Must Go!” … [Read more...] about Play by play of Donald Trump’s Indiana rally 2016
FIREWORKS ON THE MALL ON JULY 4? WHO WOULD’VE THUNK! … THE PRESIDENT at 7:43 a.m.: “HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called ‘A Salute To America’ and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”THE PRESIDENT will leave for his summit with KIM JONG-UN in Vietnam tomorrow morning after he has breakfast with governors.WHAT AMERICA IS READING … Denver Post: “Growth is shaping election: Sustainability key buzzword as mayor, challengers battle” … Hartford Courant: “Are progressives getting the blue wave they voted for? Critics of Lamont call for higher taxes on the rich” … Miami Herald: “BLOODSHED ON BORDER AS MADURO BLOCKS AID” … … Palm Beach Post: “Sex-trafficking probe’s focus: Target the johns” … … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook:Trump schedules July 4 fireworks in D.C.!
By The Washington Post | June 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm By Michelle Ye Hee Lee | The Washington Post Last month in Manhattan, Beto O’Rourke held a private reception for supporters who had paid the maximum amount to his campaign or brought in as much as $25,000 by persuading others to do the same. It was the first such fundraiser of O’Rourke’s presidential bid — and a contrast from the early days of his campaign when he emphasized that he had “no large-dollar fundraisers planned, and I don’t plan to do them.” Across the Democratic field, candidates are embracing the big donors they distanced themselves from early on — a sign of increasing doubt that the small online donations the campaigns have been chasing will be sufficient to sustain two-dozen primary contenders. Many of the candidates previously had held a handful of high-dollar fundraisers or avoided them altogether, seeking to tap into the populist sentiment that has animated the … [Read more...] about Democrats turn to wealthy donors they initially avoided