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Politics Biden sitting on $466M heading into final weeks of election

15:13  21 september  2020
15:13  21 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ’s campaign, in combination with the Democratic Party, started September with $ 466 million in cash reserves heading into the final weeks of the 2020 presidential election , an.

Biden and Democrats had $ 466 million in cash on hand at the end of August. The newly revealed cash figures continues to show how the president's cash advantage leading into the general election season has evaporated heading into the final stretch of the 2020 campaign season.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign, in combination with the Democratic Party, started September with $466 million in cash reserves heading into the final weeks of the 2020 presidential election.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a flag: Biden sitting on $466M heading into final weeks of election © ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images Biden sitting on $466M heading into final weeks of election

The Biden campaign announced on Sunday that its current financial advantage over President Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) reached more than $141 million, The New York Times reported.

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  Dueling Trump, Biden events in battleground states sets tone for upcoming debates Trump is in a tough re-election battle with national polls showing him lagging behind Biden as Nov. 3 quickly approaches. Their first debate is slated for Sept. 29 in Cleveland on Fox News.The president fired up his hundreds of supporters that gathered at an airport hangar in Mosinee, which is a country he won in 2016. Trump's campaign is focusing on turning out base supporters in more rural parts of the state in order to offset deficits he is expected to face against Biden in cities and suburbs.Few attendees wore face masks and supporters stood elbow-to-elbow, making no effort to social distance.

Team Biden 's cash position, released by his campaign Sunday night, puts the Democratic nominee and his party about 1 million ahead of Trump's political operation. It represents a sharp reversal from the opening months of the general election when Trump enjoyed a formidable financial lead.

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign said on Sunday that it entered September with $ 466 million in the In the last four weeks of August, the Biden campaign spent .5 million on television advertising Even after the reduction in TV ad spending, Federal Election Commission filings made public late Sunday

The former vice president's campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised a record-breaking $364.5 million in August, the best month of online fundraising in U.S. political history.

Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director, said the president's campaign and the RNC started this month with $325 million in cash.

The president's campaign spent less on television advertising in August in a cost-saving move, spending $18.7 million. Meanwhile, the Biden campaign spent $65.5 million on TV advertising, according to data from Advertising Analytics obtained by the Times.

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Even with these cuts, Federal Election Commission documents released Sunday determined that Trump's campaign committee fundraised $61.7 million in August, spent $61.2 million and added $900,000 in debt. Filings show Biden's campaign committee raised $212 million and spent $130.3 million last month.

The Times noted the campaigns' monthly financial filings don't show the full picture of money in the race, with some of their joint committees filing next month.

Democrats also broke records with online fundraising platform ActBlue this weekend following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. The fundraiser said donors gave more than $91 million in the 28 hours after the Supreme Court announced her death.

Trump's reelection campaign held a strong financial advantage this spring, $187 million ahead of Biden and the Democratic Party. But the Biden campaign spent less in the spring and increased fundraising in the summer, especially once Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was announced as his running mate in August, according to the Times.

Donations Since Ginsburg's Death Reach $100 Million at Democratic Fundraising Site ActBlue

  Donations Since Ginsburg's Death Reach $100 Million at Democratic Fundraising Site ActBlue The flood of donations comes as Democratic lawmakers prepare to counter Republicans' push to quickly nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor to the Supreme Court.ActBlue, technically classified as a nonprofit political action committee, behaves like a digital hub for donations that support Democratic candidates, committees and other organizations. It confirmed the weekend's enormous donation sum in a message shared to Twitter on Sunday morning.

As election day approaches, polling companies will be trying to gauge the mood of the nation by asking voters which candidate they prefer. With that caveat aside, Joe Biden has been ahead of Donald Trump in most national polls since the start of the year.

Biden said that if Trump wins, 'Then the Senate should move on his selection and and weigh the nomination he choses fairly,' Biden said. He went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for stating immediately after Ginsburg's death that Trump's nominee would come to the Senate for a vote.


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