After Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in 2012, Democrats began to plan for the next election in 2016. They could have not imagined, at that point, that they would be running against a failed businessman and reality TV star.
After being down to the Biden campaign in the months of May and June, the Trump campaign out-raised the Democrats by $25 million in July. Both parties, though, had the advantage to spur donations via their national conventions in the month of August.
The 3rd night of the Republican National Convention seemed to be a little short on star power. The event featured speeches a number of different figures in Trump world including his daughter in law he just recently realized existed and departing adviser Kellyanne Conway.
There were a number of compelling politicians who spoke at the Democratic National Convention. The party worked hard on spacing out the speeches so that viewers would turn in every night.
Night 3 of the DNC had some of the most anticipated addresses of the entire week. Not only did Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris close the show, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Gabby Giffords addressed viewers.
This week we were reminded of everything we stand to lose if Trump finds a way to steal the presidency again.
Yeah, I know he “won” the Electoral College vote and with it the presidency. But as the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence committee acknowledged in its report this week, that “win” was engineered with a lot of help from Russia.
Conventions are meant to do many things for a party. They showcase the up and coming political talent. They attempt to sway voters who are undecided. They allow the party to pitch a unified message.
But most importantly, conventions raise money. And these funds are used to boost candidates up and down the ticket. So if one is to base the success of a convention on money alone, Democrats just had a fantastic one.
CNN’s Eric Bradner reports that the party raised $70 million over the 4 day event. How impressive is this? Hillary Clinton raised $63 million over the entire month of July in 2016. That month’s haul included that year’s National convention.
NEWS: Joe Biden's campaign and the DNC raised $70 million during the convention.
— 122M people watched, including 35M streams. Another 128M views across Biden/convention social
— 1.1 million people texted 30330
— 700K uniques on IWillVotehttps://t.co/iIroALN2LX
Democrats finished their National Convention Thursday night. The event received praise from all corners of the media, both Liberal and Conservative. Even Fox anchors like Laura Ingraham had to admit that Joe Biden gave an excellent closing speech.
That does not mean, however, that Republicans weren’t going to attack the event. GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel appeared on Fox News Friday to try and throw some cold water on the Democrats success.
McDaniel told host Harris Faulkner, “I think the Democrat Convention was a masterpiece in fiction. They got Hollywood screenwriters and actresses to paint a picture of America that wasn’t real.”
The GOP Chair also gave some details on the upcoming Republican National Convention. Republicans and those watching in spite should get ready to see plenty of the the President.
Ronna: They got Hollywood screenwriters and actresses to paint a picture of America that wasn’t real pic.twitter.com/5nPJMiYfS1
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 21, 2020
McDaniel confirmed to Faulkner, “You will see the president every day. I’m not going to tell you when, because everybody’s got to tune in.”
There has been very little additional information given about next week’s Republican festivities. Some of the guests are known. Diamond and Silk and Antonio Sabato will be appearing. So will Nicholas Sandmann and the St. Louis Gun Couple.
In an interview with @HARRISFAULKNER, @GOPChairwoman confirms @politico report that Trump plans to appear on each of the four days of the GOP convention: "You will see the president every day. I'm not going to tell you when, because everybody's got to tune in." https://t.co/XYxc7YZzL8 pic.twitter.com/EYNtCLMglS
Donald Trump took another swipe at Michelle Obama on Tuesday during a press conference announcing a pardon for long-dead women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony.
The President announced his decision to pardon Anthony on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Anthony was convicted of voting illegally in 1872.
However, Trump moved on from his symbolic pardon of a women’s rights icon to attacking the former First Lady, whose speech at the Democratic National Convention was widely praised.
Trump's announcement that he's pardoning Susan B. Anthony is met with laughter pic.twitter.com/ycIFtFtQOQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 18, 2020
“She was over her head, and frankly, she should’ve made the speech live, which she didn’t do, she taped it,” Trump said.
“And it was not only taped, it was tape a long time ago, because she had the wrong deaths.”
Obama had said there were over 150,000 deaths, whereas there are currently
more than 170,000
Barack Obama will hold a fundraiser for Joe Biden next week following his endorsement of his former vice president. The online event will aim to raise more than $1 million.
The former president will lead the online event aimed at raising small dollar donations from tens of thousands of donors, according to an invitation seen by Axios.
The campaign hopes to out raise a recent online fundraiser hosted by former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. That event brought in more than $1 million from around 36,000 donors.
Obama will ask donors to give ” any amount you can” to help fight “the most important election of our lifetimes”
The former president has asked that “Americans of all backgrounds and political stripes to join together” for the fundraiser and, presumably, the campaign.
Though the invitation did not address the recent protests about the death of George Floyd directly, it does hint that Obama could raise the matter during the event.
A vote for Biden would mean that “[A]l of us are equal and each of us should have the chance to make of our lives what we will,” Obama said.
Biden has enjoyed strong fundraising numbers so far. His combined total with the Democratic National Committee for May was $81 million – the most they’ve raised in one month so far.
Trump loves to advocate for Bernie Sanders and fuel conspiracy theories about how Sanders is being screwed by the Democratic Party.
The DNC called the FBI after a sophisticated hacking attempt where some foreign actor, a.k.a Russia tried to gain access to their voter database.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) adopted a new rule on Friday designed to keep non-DemocratsDemocrat candidates like Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
The new rule, adopted by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, says that all Democratic Party candidates must be a member of the Democratic Party.
This new rule would stop non-Democrats like Bernie Sanders from running for the party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential race unless they join the Democratic Party. The rule change appears to be a response to the bitter primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Sanders in 2016, although DNC members deny this.
Some Sanders allies think the party is now being motivated by a desire to punish him for his actions in 2016. Many Democratic Party members felt Sanders’ candidacy was disruptive and harmful and helped Donald Trump win the election.
Other Sanders allies pointed out that due to some special Democratic Party rules in Sanders’ home state of Vermont he may technically be considered to be a party member which would allow him to run for president after all. This is unclear at this time, however.
The new DNC rule would force candidates in Democratic presidential primaries to state that they are Democrats, accept the party’s nomination if they win the 2020 primary and to “run and serve” as a member. Sanders may not be willing to do that.
The new rule states:
“At the time a presidential candidate announces their candidacy publicly, they must publicly affirm that they are a Democrat. Each candidate pursuing the Democratic nomination shall affirm, in writing, to the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee that they: A. are a member of the Democratic Party; B. will accept the Democratic nomination; and C. will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party.”
The new revelation may seem like a bombshell, but the idea reportedly didn't gain traction anywhere other than Brazile's head.
Democrats have not only announced that they will be donating Harvey Weinstein's donations to women's charities, but they also turned the moment into a slam on Trump for disrespecting women.
"By crippling the OCE, House Republicans are signaling a return to the days...when Republican corruption in Congress ran rampant."
Dean says he knows how to make the Democratic Party competitive going forward.
Democrats are going on offense in three red states, while Hillary Clinton is raising huge sums of money for Democratic Party organizations.
After four successful days in Philadelphia, you'd be hard-pressed to find a Democrat in America that isn't feeling proud and motivated. Trump's angry, post-DNC meltdown gives them another reason to smile.
Pence said “I don’t think name calling has any place in public life” - unless it's Trump talking about "Crooked Hillary" or "Crazy Bernie"