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  • Donald Trump Nov 23, 2019

    Bloomberg Vows to Refuse Donations, Presidential Salary

    Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details on Saturday about the New York billionaire’s plans to navigate his wealth as he marches toward a formal 2020 announcement. “He has never taken a political contribution in his life....

  • President Nov 21, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Files Federal Paperwork to Run for President in 2020

    Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. It is a key procedural move and not a declaration that he is indeed running. A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15-day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Joe Biden, Behind in Money Race, Has Returned Nearly $1 Million to Donors, Far Outpacing Rivals

    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has returned nearly $1 million in campaign donations since launching his campaign in April, far exceeding what his rivals in the Democratic primary race have returned to donors.

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    Democrats Lure Donors With World Series, ‘Hamilton' Contests

    Want free tickets to the World Series? What about a trip to San Francisco to see a performance of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton?” You could be a lucky winner if you donate to a presidential candidate. Democratic candidates working to raise campaign cash and rack up small-dollar donors have been offering free trips for months to those who chip...

  • Massachusetts Oct 5, 2019

    Sanders, Warren Upend How Democrats Raise Money

    There’s big money in thinking small. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raked in more cash over the past three months than any of their rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it’s not because they’ve been working the big-donor fundraising circuit. The Vermont and Massachusetts senators have upended the way Democratic presidential candidates can raise tens of millions of dollars....

  • Facebook Sep 5, 2019

    US Rep. Joe Kennedy Takes ‘No Corporate PAC' Pledge

    U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is swearing off contributions from corporate political action committees. Kennedy, who is considering challenging incumbent Sen. Edward Markey in the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic primary, said Thursday that he is taking a “No Corporate PAC” pledge.

  • Facebook Aug 27, 2019

    Rep. Joe Kennedy Holds First Public Event Since Announcing Possible Senate Run

    In his first comments to reporters since floating the idea of challenging incumbent Sen. Edward Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary, Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy said he’s got new ideas and a new approach, but offered few specifics. Kennedy told reporters Tuesday he hopes to make a final decision “sooner than later.” He steered away from directly criticizing Markey.

  • Facebook Aug 27, 2019

    Kennedy Further Discusses Possible Run for Senate

    Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy further discussed his possible run for Senate while talking with reporters on Tuesday in Newton.

  • Facebook Aug 26, 2019

    Rep. Joe Kennedy Confirms He's Considering 2020 Run for Senate

    Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Monday confirmed rumors he is considering a run for Senate in 2020.

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Trump Fundraiser Puts Billionaire Host on Defensive

    A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump on Friday also has a financial interest in the president’s business empire — including his iconic Manhattan tower.

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2019

    O'Rourke Raises Just $3.6M, a Big Drop From Last Quarter

    Beto O’Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a glowing cover story in Vanity Fair and the expectation that he would be...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    Harris Blasts Epstein's Law Firm, Takes Money From Its Attorneys

    Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused of sexual abuse, “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same...

  • California Jul 5, 2019

    Kamala Harris Reports Raising $12M in 2nd Quarter

    Kamala Harris raised roughly $12 million in the past three months, her presidential campaign said Friday, nearly a quarter of which she took in after confronting former Vice President Joe Biden during the first Democratic debate. Harris’ latest total is about equal to what she brought in during the first fundraising quarter, but noticeably less than some other first-tier 2020...

  • Donald Trump Jul 2, 2019

    Trump Campaign Announces $105M Raised During 2nd Quarter

    President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it raised $105 million during the second fundraising quarter. The campaign said Tuesday it has a whopping $100 million in cash on hand. Campaign manager Brad Parscale says the total is “a testament to the overwhelming support” for Trump, who formally announced for reelection in June. Parscale says none of the Democrats who are...

  • Donald Trump Jul 1, 2019

    Majority of Americans Say They Won't Donate to 2020 Presidential Campaigns

    Political polarization in the U.S. has increased — in the news, social media and out on Main Street. But that is not translating into a major change in willingness of Americans to open up their wallets and pocketbooks and donate to candidates in the 2020 presidential election. Under one-third of Americans have already made donations or say they plan to...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2019

    Election Cop: Trump Taking Foreign ‘Oppo' Would Be Illegal

    A top election official issued a statement Thursday on campaigns accepting foreign aid the day after President Donald Trump said he’d consider taking information on opponents from other countries, NBC News reported. Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview excerpt aired Wednesday he thinks he’d “take it” if a foreign government came to him and offered dirt on an...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2019

    Former Counsel May Have Saved Trump From Himself

    Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump by the time he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude. McGahn, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours of interviews, emerged as a central character in Mueller’s painstaking investigation...

  • Massachusetts Apr 16, 2019

    Trahan Responds to Allegations of Campaign Finance Violations

    A lawmaker in Massachusetts responded Tuesday to allegations that her campaign violated federal financial reporting requirements. Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., said she has been fully compliant with the laws and regulations outlined by the Federal Election Commission. She said these allegations highlight why more women need to be in leadership and run for elected office.

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Democrats Raise $75M So Far, Signaling a Drawn-Out Fight

    Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris came in second with $12 million. Former Texas Rep. Beto...

  • Hillary Clinton Apr 3, 2019

    2020 Fundraising: Bernie Sanders Sets the Pace for Dems With $18M

    A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are touting the amount of money they’ve raised in the first fundraising period of a 2020 primary fight that will last into next spring. The totals for the first quarter, which ran through March 31, are the first measure of how candidates are faring. Details for the entire field won’t be known until candidates...

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