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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:12 AM

AP Exclusive: Pro-Trump effort raises over $60M in January

Source: AP

By ZEKE MILLER

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pro-Trump groups raised more than $60 million in January and have more than $200 million on hand for this year’s general election, shattering fundraising records on the path toward a goal of raising $1 billion this cycle.

The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s campaign have raised more than $525 million since the start of 2019 together with two joint-fundraising committees. The RNC and the Trump campaign provided the figures to The Associated Press. The January haul coincided with most of the Senate’s impeachment trial, which resulted in the Republican president’s acquittal earlier this month.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, “We already have 500,000 volunteers trained and activated, and this record-breaking support is helping us grow our grassroots army even more.”

Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said Democrats’ “shameful impeachment hoax and dumpster fire primary process” have contributed to the “record-breaking financial support” for Trump’s reelection.



President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:40 AM

1. This is one of the reasons that incumbents have such an advantage

Our candidates are raising large amounts too... but we're largely spending it running against each other. Much of this pile of cash is technically for the republican primary and doesn't count against his general election cap (assuming he accepts one). He can even spend it against our eventual nominee in the month-long period between the two conventions.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:51 AM

2. Billionaires paying Trump back for their enormous tax cut.

I think Sheldon Adelson alone promised $100 million.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:52 AM

3. How much of this money comes from Russia?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:07 AM

4. Question: Where exactly is all the money coming from....??

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Response to ashredux (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:15 AM

5. That's the question! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:37 AM

6. Wasted Money

They can run a million TV commercials, people still won’t eat sh*t.

Only Magats believe the propaganda now.

They must spend money to keep Magats from defecting.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:00 AM

10. How I see this too.

Throwing it away, and I'm thrilled. I hope some of this money is coming from MAGAts, their very last savings.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:58 AM

7. Givem 30 minutes, 4 times during the runnup to the general..

That and general information you can find in courthouse records..
Then let the people make up their minds...Why does it take more than that to make an informed decision?


Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a landmark United States Supreme Court case concerning campaign finance. ... The ruling effectively freed labor unions and corporations to spend money on electioneering communications and to directly advocate for the election or defeat of candidates.


IMHO the more they spend each year is a reflection of how pwnd the public is...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:08 AM

8. The banksters know that investing in tRump will reap them 100, 1000 fold profits later. Every time

you pay interest, every time you buy a stock you are helping tRumps reelection, isn't capitalism wonderful?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:52 AM

9. Hey John Roberts hows that Citizen United thing going for you and your ruling................

this really need's to be laid at your right wing courts feet..........................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough...................

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:52 PM

11. Good, that's less money for GOP candidates

Because you know the Trumps are just keeping it. Some day, a lot of it will come back to us as forfeitures.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:17 PM

12. Once we have a nominee, I think people will be surprised at how much rolls in

to the nominee's coffers...

I have been giving small amounts (retired, fixed income), and I sure as hell will continue.

If ALL the democratic donors of ALL the candidates are now donating to the same person, the overriding message will be FUCK TRUMP.

They are no match for all of US.

LET'S DO THIS!!!

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:01 PM

14. You can't let it go on to long

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