Tag: Political Action Committees

Low in Cash and Polls, 2020 Democrats Get Creative With Accounting

Staff members for a half dozen Democratic presidential candidates did not receive their final June paycheck that month. Instead, their campaigns nudged payday into July, an accounting maneuver that obscured payroll costs and temporarily made it look like candidates had more cash on hand than they actually did. The move deferred more than $700,000 in […]

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Trump Campaign Invests Big in Small Donors, and Reaps Rewards

WASHINGTON — Democrats have traditionally trounced Republicans when it comes to raising money from small donors, but President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is spending heavily to try to change that. As they prepare for a re-election fight in which grass-roots Democratic fund-raisers are expected to be particularly energized to defeat the president, Mr. Trump’s three […]

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Bronx, NY, Principal Wins Nod From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Backers in Long-Shot Bid to Oust Long-Term Congressman

A view of the U.S. CapitolPhoto: Alex Brandon, File (Associated Press) In a political case of what was good for the goose may be good for the gander, a Bronx, N.Y., middle school principal is hoping the same political action committee that helped propel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Washington will do the same for him. Jamaal […]

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New Democratic Debate Rules Will Distort Priorities, Some Campaigns Say

The Democratic Party’s new directive that candidates must have at least 130,000 donors to qualify for the third primary debate in September arrived virtually without warning on Wednesday morning, and immediately sent shock waves through presidential campaigns worried that it would distort their priorities and affect the way they operate. Two-thirds of the sprawling field […]

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De Blasio Got Their Donations. Their Votes for President? Not So Much.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] As Mayor Bill de Blasio enters the 2020 presidential race, an exclusive group of people would seem to be natural allies: the 115 people who contributed $458,000 to his federal political action committee. Yet even among those who gave […]

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