The packed Democratic presidential field will likely become less crowded in the coming weeks, with major campaigns of national candidates quickly running out of cash heading into the second televised debate.
“Among those with the highest burn rates, according to Federal Election Commission records, are New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney was also listed as having spent several million more than he raised, but the candidate has since said the numbers were misreported,” reports Fox News.
“It’s never a good sign,” Larry Sabato, director of University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, said. “I’m not going to write them all off, let’s see what happens in the second debate.”
“I would say that for O’Rourke, and several of the others really, a stellar debate performance is essential,” Sabato said. “No one could watch his campaign and say that Beto O’Rourke was doing really well. He’s not. They expected a lot more than this.”
The Trump campaign released their latest financial filings earlier this month; showing the president’s re-election camp took-in a stunning $105 million since announcing his run just weeks ago.
“The Trump campaign announced Tuesday that its re-election operation raised a whopping $105 million in the second quarter, a figure that blows past what the Democratic candidates have been pulling in,” reports Fox News.
“President Trump raised a large chunk of that — $24.8 million — in the 24 hours after his 2020 re-election campaign launch last month. The figures revealed Tuesday indicate fundraising has been steady throughout the quarter,” adds Fox.
“Our massive fundraising success is a testament to the overwhelming support for President Trump,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale Tuesday. “No Democrat candidate can match this level of enthusiasm or President Trump’s outstanding record of results.”
“Our grassroots army is already hard at work—putting us in prime position to re-elect President Trump and Republicans across the country,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said after the filings.
President Trump took-in a whopping $25 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign; raising more cash in his first day than Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Beto O’Rourke combined.
“Presidential Trump brought in nearly $25 million in the first 24 hours of his official reelection efforts, according to Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel — more than the combined totals of five of his major Democratic rivals,” reports the Washington Examiner.
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NOT A GOOD SIGN: Cory Booker Says He Hopes to Welcome ‘New Jersey Giants’ to White House
Failing presidential candidate Cory Booker surprised sports fans in New York this week; saying he hopes to welcome the ‘New Jersey Giants’ to the White House should he win the 2020 election.
“Can I tell you a dream?” Booker said during a recent interview. “And I’m running for president for every reason, but this.”
“But should I become president of the United States, and the stars in the universe line up, and my team is the Super Bowl champions that year, I’m telling you right now, when they’re in the White House, I will turn to the world and say — it won’t be a slip of the tongue — I will say, ‘I am proud to be here with the New Jersey Giants. At that point, I figure I will have swagger, Secret Service, the nuclear codes. Are they really going to step to me and correct me?”
“No, they’re going to be fine with it. I think you’ll get – here’s the thing. New York, you’ve got enough. You took our Nets from us,” Booker joked.
Booker unveiled his new plan to “virtually eliminate” immigration detentions for those illegally entering the United States last week; adding the proposal is not an open-borders policy.
“When kids are being stripped away from their parents and held in cages, I will not wait for Congress to solve this crisis,” Booker said in a news release Tuesday. “On day one of my presidency, I will take immediate steps to end this administration’s moral vandalism.”
“Without waiting for Congress to act, Cory will stop the treatment of immigrants as criminals, close inhumane (Department of Homeland Security) facilities, end the use of for-profit detention facilities and end unnecessary barriers for refugees and those seeking asylum to virtually eliminate immigrant detention,” the news release said.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 2, 2019
The bidding war continues. Cory Booker would 'virtually eliminate' detention of those who cross border illegally. So: No additional border barriers. Decriminalize illegal crossing. Virtually eliminate detention. Getting very close to open borders… https://t.co/VQn46fPTnc
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 2, 2019
“As president, Cory will fight for legislation in Congress to reform our broken immigration system in a comprehensive way,” the news release stated, “but he won’t wait to act to end the system of mass detention.”
NOT A GOOD SIGN: Cory Booker Says He’s Open to Meeting Rabid Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan
Just days after trashing former Vice President Joe Biden for his prior cooperation with well-known segregationists, Sen. Cory Booker hinted he’d be willing to hold private meetings with rabid Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
“I don’t feel the need to do that, but I’m not one of these people that says I wouldn’t sit down with anybody to hear what they have to say,” said Booker. “I am very familiar with Minister Louis Farrakhan and his beliefs and values.”
Farrakhan has routinely called Jews “termites” and “spawns of Satan.”
“President Trump has repeatedly condemned racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism,” said a statement from President Trump’s re-election campaign. “Why can’t Democrats do the same?”
Booker slammed Biden for similar comments days ago.
“At least there was some civility,” said Biden. “We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done.”
This is about him evoking a terrible power dynamic that he showed a lack of understanding or insensitivity to by invoking this idea that he was called son by white segregationists who, yes, they see in him their son,” Booker said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “I heard from many, many African-Americans who found the comments hurtful.”
Booker left millions of educators scratching their heads earlier this month; bizarrely endorsing a program that seeks to end the “school-to-prison” pipeline by sending disruptive students to yoga classes.
“Fort Worthington Elementary School in Baltimore hired an instructor to teach children meditation and yoga. Instead of punishing children that cause problems with detention, teachers send the children to yoga class, according to a viral video posted by NowThis on Monday,” reports the Washington Examiner.
This is amazing. When we talk about ending the school-to-prison pipeline, this is exactly the kind of thoughtful, innovative and commonsense practice to we need to adopt. https://t.co/ilVp4BTfT9
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 11, 2019
“This is amazing. When we talk about ending the school-to-prison pipeline, this is exactly the kind of thoughtful, innovative and commonsense practice to we need to adopt,” tweeted Booker on Tuesday.
“I knew that I had to provide my students with something different, right? A means of healing, a means of transforming their lives, a means of communicating through conflict, and even just proactively communicating with others,” Fort Worthington Principal Monique Debi states in the video.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s campaign continued to lose momentum in the previous weeks; with the left-wing legislator begging Facebook users for $1 to help finance a “full team in this campaign.”
“Hello everybody, it’s Cory Booker speaking to you from our campaign headquarters in Newark, New Jersey. I’m asking for your help. We need folks to chip in $1. Can you pitch in $1 today to help us make sure we continue to have the resources we need to field a full team in this campaign?” asked Booker.
“With your help, we are going to continue to make strides in winning the nomination,” he added.
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