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  • Donald J. Trump for President Celebrates Massive $18 Million Haul After Debate Win

    09/27/2016 7:35:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | September 27, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY – Less than 24 hours after winning last night’s debate, the Donald J. Trump Campaign (in conjunction with the RNC) has officially brought in a massive fundraising haul of $18 million, signaling momentum of historic proportions. “As a result of Donald Trump’s huge debate win last night, we had a massive fundraising day bringing in more than $18 million. This is a movement to Make America Great Again. We are grateful for the support of millions of Americans across the country. With this kind of energy and generous support behind us, we are going to have President...
  • Donald Trump just set the GOP record for the most small donations in a presidential campaign

    09/19/2016 12:28:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/19/2016 | The Week
    Never before has a Republican presidential candidate enjoyed as much success with small donors as Donald Trump has. Politico reported Monday that, particularly in the last "few months," Trump has "unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP": Trump has only been actively soliciting cash for a few months, but when he reveals his campaign's financials later this week they will show he has crushed the total haul from small-dollar donors of the last two Republican nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney — during the entirety of their campaigns. All told, Trump is approaching, and has possibly already...
  • Donald Trump Has Made More From Small Donors Than Any GOP Candidate in History (The 99% love him!)

    09/19/2016 12:23:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 09/19/2016 | Valentina Zarya
    He’s still lagging behind the Democrats. Donald Trump has broken plenty of rules throughout his campaign, but he has also broken records. According to Politico‘s reporting, which includes an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings, the Trump campaign has possibly already raised $100 million from donors who have given less than $200—more than any other GOP nominee in history. Moreover, the campaign has only been actively soliciting donations for less than three months: Trump signed his first email solicitation for donors on June 21.
  • Trump raises about $90 million in August: Fox News

    09/07/2016 12:24:09 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/07/2016
    Republican Donald Trump raised about $90 million in August in his campaign for the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election against Democrat Hillary Clinton, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In July, Trump took in $80 million.
  • A look to remember! Clinton recycles last year's outfit as she seeks advice on how to debate ...

    08/30/2016 3:50:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jessica Chia
    Complete Headline: A look to remember! Clinton recycles last year's outfit as she seeks advice on how to debate Trump during Hamptons fundraiser Hillary Clinton is known for many things - among them is her penchant for monochrome pantsuits. It appears Clinton has taken her matchy-matchy look off-duty, rocking a lime green ensemble in the Hamptons a year after she wore the same outfit during her annual vacation in 2015. While Clinton was enjoying some time off last year, she's hoping to drum up cash among New York's elite this time around with a three-day fundraising extravaganza, Politico reported.
  • Hillary Is Smoking Trump In The Funding War: “She Has A Virtually Unlimited Amount Of Cash”

    08/29/2016 8:23:50 PM PDT · by amorphous · 47 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | 29 August 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    It is literally amazing how an individual so crooked, so duplicitous, and with so many chargeable offenses can actually stay in the running for the presidency of the United States. Mac Slavo recently penned a piece on the $32-million-dollar donation from the Prince of Bahrain to Hillary Clinton (indirectly), via the Clinton Foundation. The battle for the presidency is won with the bank account, and Clinton is leaving Trump behind in the starting gates. Just in the month of July, Clinton raised $90 million for her campaign. $90 million. Now her new television ad campaign, coincidentally, is running her a...
  • As Clinton asks for money, what she says a remains a mystery

    08/22/2016 2:46:45 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 51 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | 8/22/16 | Lisa Lerer, AP
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — It was a very busy, very lucrative weekend for Hillary Clinton in the summer playground of the East Coast's moneyed elite. She brunched with wealthy backers at a seaside estate in Nantucket, snacking on shrimp dumplings and crabcakes. A few hours later, she and her husband dined with an intimate party of thirty at a secluded Martha's Vineyard estate. And on Sunday afternoon, she joined the singer Cher at a "LGBT summer celebration" on the far reaches of Cape Cod. By Sunday evening, Clinton had spoken to more than 2,200 campaign donors. But what she told the...
  • Clinton campaign warns of complacency

    08/21/2016 4:33:11 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2016 | Amie Parnes
    EXCERPT On Thursday, Trump also offered a conciliatory speech in which he expressed regret for remarks that caused “personal pain.” Seeing Trump’s pivot, the Clinton campaign is urging their supporters and fundraisers to step up and not take their lead for granted. “At this point complacency is the number one thing the campaign is watching for,” said one former Clinton aide. In a fundraising email to supporters on Friday, campaign manager Robby Mook pleaded for help in the wake of the Trump campaign shakeup, and the GOP nominee’s first general election ad buy. The Trump campaign’s attacks “are going to...
  • Trump paid dearly to boost fundraising (He's helping RNC raise record amounts so he's a failure)

    08/21/2016 9:02:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 08/21/16 | Isaac Arnsdorf
    The Donald Trump campaign's boasts of a formidable fundraising month in July spooked Democrats who feared their financial advantage could be slipping.But a closer inspection of the campaign finance report filed just before Saturday's midnight deadline indicates the haul came at a steep price, and the campaign was still not dedicating resources to catching up on building the staff and field organization that all previous presidential efforts have required.Story Continued Below Though the campaign touted an $80 million figure for its July fundraising, just $36.7 million of that total went directly to the campaign. The rest came in through joint...
  • Obama mum on Milwaukee riots, but speaking at Clinton cash bash and golfing

    08/15/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has been quiet so far about two nights of rioting in Milwaukee, but he’ll speak out for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy Monday night at a Democratic fundraiser.
  • Tapped: Clinton pleads for cash 'to keep lights on, doors open'

    08/14/2016 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Pollard · 63 replies
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign and her super PACs have raised almost $400 million, but her latest fundraising appeal is an urgent warning that she's going broke. Without a daily fix of $1 million, the campaign said that it will have to start shutting down field offices across the country. "This team has to raise $1 million online. One million dollars. That's our goal to make sure we stay on pace with Donald Trump and to keep the lights on and doors open in field offices across the country," the campaign said. The daily $1 million goal is equal to what...
  • Trump warns GOP he could stop fundraising

    08/12/2016 2:45:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/11/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump on Thursday issued a threat to stop fundraising for the Republican Party after a report emerged that party officials could focus resources on down-ballot candidates. "I mean, if it is true, that's OK too because all I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party," Trump said on Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor" when asked about the Republican National Committee potentially diverting funds away from the presidential race. "I'm the one raising the money for them," he continued. "In fact, right now I'm in Orlando, I'm going to a fundraiser for the Republican Party. If they want...
  • $52 million to $0: That's how much Hillary's campaign is outspending Trump's on TV ads

    08/10/2016 3:23:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/10/2016 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump's campaign has spent $0 on TV ads in the general-election season — a big drop off from the $52 million being spent by Hillary Clinton's campaign. Recently released ad-spending data from Advertising Analytics showed that Trump's campaign not only spent astronomically less than Clinton's, but also those of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. However, pro-Trump PACs have spent more than $8 million on TV ads during the general-election cycle — still a significant decline from pro-Clinton groups spending more than $37 million. After a slow start, Trump's fundraising has picked up steam, with...
  • Analysis: Trump campaign has spent $0 on television advertising

    08/09/2016 1:34:03 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 09, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Less than 100 days before the general election, Donald Trump has still not spent a dime on television advertising, even as Hillary Clinton floods the airwaves with tens of millions of dollars in ad spending. According to an analysis by NBC News, the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign has spent $52 million on television ads, many of which have been concentrated in the battleground states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the election. The Trump campaign, by comparison, has spent zero dollars. Even the two third-party presidential candidates, Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian Party nominee Gary...
  • Trump fundraising sets off Clinton camp alarms

    08/08/2016 7:34:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 8 Jul 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    NEW YORK — Taken aback by the size of Donald Trump’s July fundraising haul, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is quickly working to beef up its efforts to raise campaign cash before the fall — sending the candidate, running mate Tim Kaine, and former President Bill Clinton on an all-out financial sprint through August while explicitly warning top fundraisers this week that they need to pick up the pace. In an internal memo, first obtained by POLITICO, that will be circulated to high-level donors on Monday morning, campaign manager Robby Mook specifically writes that the Republican nominee’s July haul overshot the campaign’s...
  • Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground

    08/03/2016 7:32:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and NICK CORASANITI
    Donald J. Trump all but erased his enormous fund-raising disadvantage against Hillary Clinton in the span of just two months, according to figures released by his campaign on Wednesday, converting the passion of his core followers into a flood of small donations on a scale rarely seen in national politics. Mr. Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $64 million through a joint digital and mail effort in July, according to his campaign, the bulk of it from small donations. All told, Mr. Trump and his party brought in $82 million last month, only slightly behind Mrs. Clinton’s $90 million,...
  • Trump sees fundraising surge, amid scramble to close ground game gap

    08/03/2016 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Barnini Chakraborty
    With the political conventions behind them, Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee are scrambling to close their ground game gap with Hillary Clinton – boosting fundraising and concentrating on vital battlegrounds, even as some sources suggest they have a long way to go. The campaign notoriously has lagged Clinton's in organizational strength, but faces the unavoidable reality that a ticket to the White House requires victory in key swing states like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
  • Trump says he raised at least $35M in July from small donors (517,000 gave $200 or less)

    08/01/2016 2:24:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 01, 2016, 04:19 pm | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump gave a sneak preview of his July fundraising numbers on Monday, saying he raised at least $35.8 million from small donations. "We have raised, with the small donors, $35.8 million. I believe it's 517,000 [donations]. Think about that: that's in a month," he said Monday during a rally in Columbus, Ohio. "How incredible is that? It's not even to me the money; it's the concept." He added that the average donation he received was $69 and that the total doesn't include donations from those "putting up larger numbers." Presidential candidates have to report donations monthly. Trump, the Republican...
  • The Pivot: Four Things Trump Must Do Post-Convention

    08/01/2016 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    All the pomp and circumstance has passed. The balloons have fallen, and the conventions are over and through. Expect to see a bounce for Secretary Clinton that essentially wipes away the bump Donald Trump received in the hours and days following his Cleveland closeout. Yes, now is the time in the presidential election cycle for the proverbial pivot - the shift to full campaign mode in which each side bunkers down and prepares for the onslaught of war. The team that makes the fewest mistakes in this episode wins.I love these times. They test the political mettle of a candidate....
  • Harry Reid is the latest Democrat not to be prosecuted for breaking the law

    07/31/2016 1:02:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    If you’re thinking about breaking the law and prefer not to spend any time in court, you may want to check into registering as a Democrat. The latest person in our hit parade of folks who appear to have broken the law but somehow fail to attract the interest of the authorities is none other than soon to be retired Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Before we get too carried away here, though, it’s worth noting that the law which Reid is accused of breaking isn’t exactly up there on the list with Grand Theft Auto. His office sent out...
  • DNC Betrayal of Bernie Sanders Even Worse Than We Thought (Must Watch Video)

    07/31/2016 12:11:48 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 51 replies
    Ring of Fire Network ^ | 7-28-16 | David Pakman
    The DNC was trying to hide the details of the fundraising deal they struck with Hillary Clinton; Clinton would do joint fundraising gigs with state democratic parties across the country and allow states to keep only a tiny fraction of the money raised. David Pakman discusses this.
  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

    07/26/2016 4:40:14 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2016 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF
    PHILADELPHIA — Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties. During the three-month period when the DNC was working to spin the situation, state parties kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million raised through the arrangement — validating concerns raised by campaign finance watchdogs, state party allies and Bernie Sanders supporters. The arrangement, called the Hillary Victory Fund, allowed the Clinton campaign to seek contributions of hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend extravagant...
  • Yet another Donald Trump super PAC launches, this one with a link to Ted Cruz

    06/23/2016 12:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WZVN-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    A super PAC initially linked to Ted Cruz transformed itself Wednesday into a new big-money group backing Donald Trump, the latest twist in the confusing orbit of pro-Trump super PACs. The new group, Make America Number I, was until Wednesday known as Keep the Promise I, a group funded almost entirely by $13.5 million from Republican megadonor Robert Mercer. The super PAC will now focus primarily on advertising opposing HIllary Clinton as opposed to supporting Trump, according to spokeswoman Kristina Hernandez, a decision made to give Trump-skeptical donors more comfort in contributing. Make America Number I is at least the...
  • Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday

    06/23/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/23/2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability. Trump Victory, the joint fundraising account with the Republican National Committee, and Trump's official campaign raised $5 million online since Tuesday morning, when it sent one of its first fundraising pitches to its email list, according to Sean Spicer, an RNC spokesman.
  • Geriatric socialists relive their 60’s radical glory days via well-catered anti-civil rights sit in

    06/23/2016 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    It's all about wedge-issues and fundraising. Before we start talking about the left-wing hissy fit unfolding in the House of Representatives, you need to keep something in mind. This is an election year. Democrats need four things: 1. They need to further their 100 year old agenda of banning guns. 2. They need to blame guns for their failure to deal with radical Islam. 3. They need a 2016 wedge issue. 4. They need - desperately - a massive pile of the political cash they claim to hate.
  • Trump Stuns Critics By Raising $11 MILLION DOLLARS In Just 48 Hours.

    06/23/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 106 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 25, 2016 | DC Whispers
    The Mainstream Media and spineless Republican critics were out in force earlier this week bemoaning Donald Trump’s lack of a political fundraising operation. Team Trump shrugged off the criticism and then proceeded to initiate a fundraising effort that saw a groundswell of support from backers both great and small who quickly amassed a remarkable $11 million dollars into the coffers of Team Trump and the RNC. Much to the chagrin of the Clinton Machine and Trump’s critics, it doesn’t appear the New York billionaire will have any trouble raising campaign cash. The astonishing 48-hour $11 million mark was reported on...
  • Trump supporters raise $2 million in 24 hours!!

    06/22/2016 4:21:43 PM PDT · by proust · 87 replies
    Reddit ^ | 6/22/16 | BagelChair
    2 million in 12 hours, Trump is doing matching funds, so it's 4 million.
  • Trump campaign has only $1.3 million in cash, to Clinton's $42.5 million

    06/21/2016 6:44:44 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 120 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/16 | Thoeodoric Meyer
    Donald Trump's campaign started the month with a paltry $1.3 million in cash — a mere fraction of Hillary Clinton's $42.5 million war chest — putting the GOP frontrunner at a sharp disadvantage heading into the general election against Clinton's money machine. … And it's not just money — the filings revealed a campaign staff of less than 70, a number was dwarfed by Clinton's nearly 700 paid employees, and few of the campaign's expenses suggested work had begun to build out a more robust operation. All together, it's the most lopsided fundraising start to a presidential election in the...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Fund-Raise For Republicans

    06/21/2016 6:32:09 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 6-21-2016 | Kif Leswing
    Kif LeswingJune 22, 2016 Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a private breakfast for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan next week, Politico reports. The breakfast is being hosted by Cook, according to the report, and not Apple itself. The event is expected to raise funds that will help elect House Republicans as well as Ryan. The move is a sign that Apple remains a bipartisan tech company, even as it has withdrawn its support for the Republican National Convention because of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's controversial views and campaign. Previously, Apple donated support to both the Republican and Democratic...
  • Media Pushes New Trump Can’t Raise Money Narrative; Listen To His Response!

    06/21/2016 5:17:32 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 86 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-21-16 | Wayne Dupree
    How many of you Donald Trump supporters are starting to worry about what you hear in the media? Their job is to turn your candidate into in an unelectable commodity. They are not supportive of Trump nor do they want him in the White House. If there's one thing that is constant truth it is that Trump is not a politician so the way he campaigns is not like what you're used to seeing, so I wouldn't worry that much about what the media runs on TV. This morning on NBC's Today, it seemed that the hosts work concern how...
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Self-Fund Campaign if GOP Support Wavers

    06/19/2016 3:52:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 19 2016, 8:23 ET | by ALEXANDRA JAFFE and HALLIE JACKSON
    LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump on Saturday claimed most of the money he's been collecting at his recent fundraisers is going to the Republican Party, but also threatened to cut the GOP off if support from the party wavers. "Right now I'm raising a lot of money for the Republican Party, and a lot of beneficiaries to that, and I like doing it," Trump said. "Life is like a two-way street, right?" Trump said. "They have to [help], otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, I'll just keep funding my own campaign…for me, that's the easy way," he said....
  • Trump campaign: We're facing an emergency goal of $100,000

    06/18/2016 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    The Donald Trump campaign on Saturday released its first "emergency" fund-raising email, in response to an ad blitz from the Hillary Clinton campaign. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air. We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight," the email from Team Trump said. "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads. The email promises to release ads attacking Clinton on her role in Benghazi, the integrity of her donors and reported FBI probing of her private...
  • Trump campaign calls for $100K in donations by the end of the day

    06/18/2016 10:28:08 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    The Donald Trump campaign has sent its first "emergency" fundraising email to supporters Saturday, seeking to raise at least $100,000 by the end of the day. That request follows a multimillion dollar ad blitz launched by likely general election rival Hillary Clinton this week. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air," the email said. "We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight." "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads, adding that the campaign plans to attack...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Rand Paul super-PAC flips to Libertarian ticket

    05/30/2016 10:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    America got the contested convention it desired this weekend … from the Libertarians, anyway. Gary Johnson and William Weld managed to eke out majorities of delegates this weekend to become the only national party ticket with two former two-term governors on it, and both of them Republicans for that matter. Now that the circus has packed up, though, can the Libertarians compete for the first time, with both of the major parties nominating candidates with record unpopularity with voters? Politico reports that they will at least compete on funding, if nothing else. One big boost will come from the super-PAC...
  • Gov McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Hillary’s Home (donor gave Clinton Foundation $2 million)

    05/26/2016 2:37:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    time.com ^ | 5/25/16 | Michael Scherer
    Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national briefly shook Clinton’s hand at a 2013 fund-raiser in her home;a separate Wang company pledged $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several totaling $2 million. The Clinton fundraiser was one of at least three interactions between Wang and McAuliffe. McAuliffe initially said he could not remember ever meeting Wang, though he later clarified that his staff had informed him of several likely meetings. Among the donations of DOJ interestwere a total of $120,000 in contributions to McAuliffe from a company controlled by Wang. DOJ told McAuliffe's attorney there were questions over foreign sources...
  • Big-name donors join Trump fundraising team

    05/24/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump, who needs to rapidly raise money for the general election, now has a team of the Republican establishment's biggest donors and fundraisers in his corner. Trump and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced in a statement Tuesday that they have signed onto their fundraising efforts some of the most prolific donors and fundraisers in conservative politics. The big name recruits include Woody Johnson — who owns the New York Jets and was a top fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and previous GOP nominees Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) — and Diane Hendricks,...
  • How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary C

    In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015. The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known. The New York Post reports:
  • Trump’s deal with the RNC shows how big money is flowing back to the parties

    05/18/2016 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Matea Gold
    The deal Donald Trump struck with the Republican National Committee this week that allows wealthy supporters to give nearly $500,000 to finance his campaign and get-out-the-vote activities made it official: The parties are back in the big-money business. Fourteen years after a landmark campaign-finance overhaul clamped down on the flow of unregulated money to party coffers, both Republicans and Democrats are raising huge contributions again with gusto. Supporters of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton can rack up even higher totals because of her decision to launch a 32-state joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee last fall. Between that fund...
  • Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

    05/13/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
  • George Clooney uses his platform at the Cannes Film Festival to denounce The Donald

    05/12/2016 11:46:37 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 May 2016 | By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    George Clooney is making his disdain for Donald Trump known not just here in the United States but also overseas. The actor was interviewed by members of the international press at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday afternoon, and took some time to share with them his opinion of Trump. 'There's not going to be a President Donald Trump,' said Clooney, who held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last month in Los Angeles where tickets reportedly went for $353,400 per couple. 'That's not going to happen. Fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We're not going...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    Donald Trump won’t self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a “world-class finance organization,” the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, “I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries,” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as “puppets” for...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    05/04/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 120 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | May 4, 2106 | Monica Langley
    Donald Trump won't self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a "world-class finance organization," the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, "I'll be putting up money, but won't be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries," Mr. Trump said. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as "puppets" for relying on...
  • ACLU Survey/Fundraising Letter Confirms Its Anti-Christian Bias

    04/20/2016 3:10:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/18/2016 | Steve Byas
    Though not sure why, this writer recently received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). As is often done by many of these political lobbies, the survey is designed more to inspire donations to the organization than to obtain opinions. The letter begins with their concern that “we’re seeing a relentless and wide-ranging assault on our fundamental freedoms.” Well, one would have to agree with them on that, when looking at the efforts of the Obama administration to go after our Second Amendment rights, and the push by leaders in both political parties to enter into multilateral trade...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/11/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • Steve Spinner Just Fixed the Worst Thing About Being a Politician [online fundraising]

    03/27/2016 10:16:20 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    March 23 2016 | Joshua Green
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  • Clinton: You can sit with me at my next fundraisers for $353k

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    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2016 | MATT VESPA
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    03/24/2016 10:11:06 AM PDT · by Kazan · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/24/2016 | Steve Deace
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    03/17/2016 11:41:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 210 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2016 | By Curt Mills
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