Tag: Republican National Committee

How the Republican Convention Created Money Woes in Two Cities

WASHINGTON — The abrupt uprooting of the Republican National Convention from Charlotte to Jacksonville has created a tangled financial predicament for party officials as they effectively try to pay for two big events instead of one. Tens of millions of dollars have already been spent in a city that will now host little more than […]

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Florida, America’s Pandemic Playground

By now, Americans have come to expect a certain level of quirkiness from Florida. All that heat and humidity does something to people — not to mention the invading hordes of Northern and Midwestern retirees in search of bountiful sunshine and friendly tax laws. In recent years, “Florida Man” has become mocking shorthand for state […]

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Trump Campaign and R.N.C. Raised $131 Million in June, a New High

President Trump announced by far his biggest cash haul of the 2020 campaign in June, bringing in $131 million between his campaign and the Republican National Committee, showing that his money machine continues to hum even as he has slipped in the polls. The monthly haul represented a spike of $57 million more than Mr. […]

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Pence Raised Nearly $500,000 From Donors to Pay Mueller Legal Defense

WASHINGTON — A handful of major donors footed the bill for nearly $500,000 worth of Vice President Mike Pence’s legal fees related to the special counsel’s investigation, according to a financial filing released Tuesday. Mr. Pence listed the donations as gifts on a mandatory annual financial disclosure statement covering last year. It showed that $495,000 […]

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Jacksonville, Trump’s New RNC Site, Will Now Require Face Masks

MIAMI — Florida billed itself as a coronavirus oasis when it wooed the Republican National Convention: The pandemic seemed under control, and Republican state and city leaders welcomed a major televised event to show off the progress and cement votes for President Trump in the nation’s biggest presidential battleground. That pitch collided with the grim […]

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How Joe Biden Is Catching Up to the Trump Money ‘Juggernaut’

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will hold his first event of the 2020 campaign with former President Barack Obama on Tuesday, and more than 120,000 people have already paid to attend, according to the Biden campaign, raising more than $4 million. The joint appearance, which will be the biggest grass-roots fund-raiser of the […]

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Biden Raised More Than Trump in May, His First Month Leading the Money Race

Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose campaign had long struggled to raise money, zoomed past President Trump’s fund-raising machine in May for the first time, pulling in $80.8 million together with the Democratic National Committee, about 10 percent more than the $74 million that Mr. Trump raised with the Republican Party. It was a reversal of […]

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Trump Will Give Republican Convention Speech in Jacksonville

WASHINGTON — It’s official: President Trump will deliver his Aug. 27 convention speech in Jacksonville, Fla., inside an arena that holds 15,000 people, after his demands for an event without social distancing rules led to a rift with Democratic leaders in North Carolina, where the Republican convention was originally planned. Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of […]

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G.O.P. Platform, Rolled Over From 2016, Condemns the ‘Current President’

WASHINGTON — When Republicans read the platform their party is using for the 2020 campaign, they may be surprised to see that it is full of condemnations of the sitting president. “The survival of the internet as we know it is at risk,” the platform reads. “Its gravest peril originates in the White House, the […]

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How Trump’s Demands for a Full House in Charlotte Derailed a Convention

WASHINGTON — The buyer’s remorse about choosing Charlotte, N.C., to host President Trump’s nominating convention had already set in last January, months before the coronavirus would force both parties to rethink how to hold large-scale political events. Sitting in the lobby of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., that month, a group of Republican fund-raisers […]

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Republican Convention Feud Escalates as Officials Weigh New Site

The Republican National Committee is actively looking at alternate sites for its August nominating convention, amid a high-stakes and public feud with Democratic officials in Charlotte, the long-planned host city for the event. Officials are planning a visit to Nashville later in the week. Other cities under consideration, according to a Republican official familiar with […]

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Fight Over G.O.P. Convention Escalates in North Carolina

Republicans planning their party’s convention on Thursday gave North Carolina’s governor a deadline of June 3 to approve safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the event, planned for Charlotte in August. The move came as President Trump pressures Democratic leaders in the state to allow him to hold the kind of […]

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Fight Over G.O.P. Convention Escalates in North Carolina

Republicans planning their party’s convention on Thursday gave North Carolina’s governor a deadline of June 3 to approve safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the event, planned for Charlotte in August. The move came as President Trump pressures Democratic leaders in the state to allow him to hold the kind of […]

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In Audacious Move, Georgia and Florida Governors Offer to Host G.O.P. Convention

The governors of Georgia and Florida, seizing on a tweet from President Trump, made an audacious move on Tuesday, offering their states’ hosting services for the Republican National Convention, which the party is contractually obligated to hold in Charlotte, N.C. That contract was signed nearly two years ago, and moving a 50,000-person, multimillion-dollar event less […]

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Freed by Court Ruling, Republicans Step Up Effort to Patrol Voting

WASHINGTON — Six months before a presidential election in which turnout could matter more than persuasion, the Republican Party, the Trump campaign and conservative activists are mounting an aggressive national effort to shape who gets to vote in November — and whose ballots are counted. Its premise is that a Republican victory in November is […]

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Biden and D.N.C. Raised Over $60 Million in April

Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $60 million in April, a substantial haul that may help soothe Democrats’ worries about Mr. Biden’s ability to compete financially with President Trump and the Republicans despite their vast cash advantage. Mr. Biden, the former vice president, made the announcement in an email […]

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Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s erratic handling of the coronavirus outbreak, the worsening economy and a cascade of ominous public and private polling have Republicans increasingly nervous that they are at risk of losing the presidency and the Senate if Mr. Trump does not put the nation on a radically improved course. The scale of the […]

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Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s erratic handling of the coronavirus outbreak, the worsening economy and a cascade of ominous public and private polling have Republicans increasingly nervous that they are at risk of losing the presidency and the Senate if Mr. Trump does not put the nation on a radically improved course. The scale of the […]

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Joe Biden Starts General Election Nearly $187 Million Behind Trump

Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the Democratic Party could raise almost $1 million every single day between now and November, and he would still barely catch up to what President Trump and the Republican Party had in the bank at the start of April — let alone what Mr. Trump will have by Election Day. […]

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Trump 2020 Re-Election Efforts Raise $212 Million for First Quarter

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee said Monday they had raised $212 million in the first three months of 2020, a signal that despite a global pandemic that has put a halt on high-dollar fund-raising events, Mr. Trump’s operation has continued to raise money at a brisk clip. The campaign […]

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At Party for Donald Trump Jr.’s Girlfriend, Donors Helped Pick Up the Tab

WASHINGTON — It was a lavish birthday party for Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle. The setting was Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla. The guest list included dozens of Trump family members and friends. But when it came to picking up the tab, hands went out to other attendees. Among them […]

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Paris Dennard Joins Trump’s MAGA Minions As GOP’s Communications Advisor Of Black Media Affairs

Paris Dennard has been appointed as the Republican National Committee’s new Senior Communications Advisor of Black Media Affairs. The former CNN commentator, who was fired from the network last year after the Washington Post released a story alleging that he was given the boot from Arizona State University for sexual harassment in 2014, will be […]

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Trump Campaign and R.N.C. Spent $9 Million in 4th Quarter, Mostly on Digital Ads

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee together spent more than $9 million on polling, digital ads and fees paid to Trump-owned properties in the last three months of 2019, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission released on Friday. The filings detail how the Trump campaign, the Trump Victory committee, […]

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