Political fundraising

FILE - In this July 12, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a town hall meeting during a campaign stop in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Plagued by anemic polling and fundraising, many 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns have fallen into a spiral of perceived struggles that become increasingly self-fulfilling. That includes Gillibrand’s championing of women’s rights, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s focus on climate change and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s pitch as a principled moderate. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 20, 2019 - 6:38 am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to community faith leaders after serving breakfast during a visit to Dulan's Soul Food on Crenshaw, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 19, 2019 - 7:09 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Biden's son Hunter made his 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father Friday, two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through "tough times," including years of drug and alcohol abuse. The younger Biden's appearance at a fundraiser...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday May 25, 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa waves as he leaves after being sworn-in at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. A South African corruption watchdog on Friday July, 19, 2019, said President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for the leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national outrage. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)
July 19, 2019 - 6:05 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African corruption watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for a leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national...
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An audience member takes a photo of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a community event, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns Friday, July 12, 2019, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran and a former Rhodes scholar to get...
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Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense nominee Mark Esper during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 18, 2019 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry, pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" by investment firms that take over troubled companies. Warren's plan, the latest in a series of policy...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., delivers remarks at a rally alongside unions, hospital workers and community members against the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Monday July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
July 17, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders will vigorously defend his signature "Medicare for All" proposal on Wednesday and hit back at his critics who say his push amounts to both bad politics and bad policy. The Vermont senator also will pledge to reject campaign donations from health insurance and...
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Democratic candidate for Michigan's 3rd congressional district Hillary Scholten poses for a portrait at her Grand Rapids, Mich. campaign office on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Scholten is running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash and says she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign. Scholten, an attorney from Grand Rapids, joined the race last week, days after Amash said he was leaving the Republican Party and would seek reelection as an independent. Amash had been the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Sarah Burnett)
July 16, 2019 - 5:03 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said Tuesday she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign for what's become a crowded — and newly competitive — three-way race. Attorney Hillary Scholten of Grand Rapids joined the race last...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Rep Beto O'Rourke, arrives to speak at the 25th Essence Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
July 16, 2019 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field. But four months into his campaign, other — previously unknown — candidates are...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Manchester Democrats annual Potluck Picnic at Oak Park in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
July 15, 2019 - 9:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a...
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