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August 6, 2012

July numbers seal Mitt Romney’s Q2 fundraising dominance

  • $75 million donated to the campaign of President Obama and the Democratic National Committee during the month of July
  • $101.3 million was donated to Mitt Romney’s campaign and the Republican National Committee last month source

» Three months straight: With his July fundraising, Mitt Romney finished an entire quarter with a higher donation total than President Obama. Considering his continued ability to out-raise Obama, is it any wonder that the two remain virtually neck-and-neck in pre-election polling?

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14:26 // 1 year ago
July 31, 2012
There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform…everybody was for it.
Retiring Rep. Barney Frank • On the inclusion of gay marriage as part of the official Democratic Party platform. The 15-member Democratic Party platform draft committee unanimously approved language supporting marriage equality, and according to Frank, a member of the committee, the vote wasn’t even close. The draft still has to be approved by the full platform committee, which meets in two weeks; then, delegates at the Democratic National Convention will have to vote in favor of it it. Huffington Post, which talked to two sources on the matter, claims that “the deal is more or less final.” Reacting to the news, the president of the National Organization for Marriage said that Democrats “can kiss the presidential election, the House and now the Senate goodbye.” What do you think—will this help or hurt Democrats in November?  source (viafollow)
10:44 // 1 year ago
April 21, 2012

Romney campaign cash on hand x 10 = Obama campaign cash on hand

  • $104 million the amount of cash the juggernaut-like Obama campaign had on hand at the end of March
  • $10.1 million the amount of cash the finally-validated Romney campaign had on hand at the end of March source

» But at least Romney has Super PAC backing: While Obama more than doubled Romney’s fundraising total in March — $35 million to $12.6 million — Romney’s stayed competitive with the help of the Super PAC supporting him, Restore Our Future. Other Super PACs are helping too — the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads, which is expected to ratchet up the Obama attack ads, raised $31.2 million in March — and the RNC’s fundraising is back on track after a fairly rough stretch under Michael Steele. One thing Romney hasn’t done this time around is put his own money into the campaign, like he did in 2008 when he threw $40 million in the pot. Think Mitt can prove formidable despite the cash deficit?

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11:10 // 1 year ago
April 16, 2012

Obama’s fundraising prowess stays strong; Mitt’s picking up steam

  • $350M the amount Obama has raised since the beginning of the 2012 campaign last year
  • $127M the amount Obama has raised for himself, the DNC and others since the beginning of 2012
  • $53M the amount Obama raised in March alone, which was a solid month for him source

» Romney’s heating up the fundraising, too: With the primary campaign largely over, Mitt Romney is now working together with the Republican National Committee on fundraising, and they’re starting to pick up steam — the RNC, which has had some fundraising scandals in recent years, raised $13.7 million in March, while Mitt has $72 million in cash as of the end of February. The Mittster is expected to announce his March totals later this week. As you might’ve heard, Mitt’s a tad bullish towards big-ticket donors these days.

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10:35 // 2 years ago
January 26, 2012
Want to thank Gabby Giffords for her service? Now you can. The DNC put up this page allowing you to write a little note for the just-resigned Congresswoman. “Add your name and a note,” her friend, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wrote on Twitter. I’ll make sure she gets it.”

Want to thank Gabby Giffords for her service? Now you can. The DNC put up this page allowing you to write a little note for the just-resigned Congresswoman. “Add your name and a note,” her friend, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wrote on Twitter. I’ll make sure she gets it.”

14:24 // 2 years ago
January 12, 2012

Not bad brah: Obama’s campaign war chest gets even bigger

  • $68 million (!!!) raised in the fourth quarter of 2011 by Obama source

» His opponents: Not even close. While the Obama campaign denies trying to raise a bold-sounding $1 billion for his campaign, he is doing quite well on the fundraising front, especially in comparison to next-best Mitt Romney. Mitt scored $24 million in donations in the same period. But not all that money will go straight into the Obama campaign: Roughly $24 million will go to the Democratic National Campaign’s efforts reelect members of Congress and the Senate.

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11:09 // 2 years ago
May 4, 2011
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the new chair of the DNC
Democrats get a new boss: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 44, will likely be approved as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee today, assuming a position vacated by former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Whether this signals a shift in Democratic Party politics writ large is hard to say, but it bears mentioning that she’s considerably more left-wing than her predecessor. The Florida congresswoman is known for her staunch defenses of Democratic ideals, as well as her fundraising acumen, which figure to be keys to any success Democrats may have in the 2012 elections. source
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Democrats get a new boss: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 44, will likely be approved as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee today, assuming a position vacated by former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Whether this signals a shift in Democratic Party politics writ large is hard to say, but it bears mentioning that she’s considerably more left-wing than her predecessor. The Florida congresswoman is known for her staunch defenses of Democratic ideals, as well as her fundraising acumen, which figure to be keys to any success Democrats may have in the 2012 elections. source

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17:25 // 2 years ago
October 4, 2010
Rumor of the day: Robert Gibbs as the next DNC chair?: Why the hell not? The RNC has had a loose cannon as its leader for the last 18 months. Why shouldn’t the DNC have a straight shooter? Wait, what about Tim Kaine? He’s pretty good. source

Rumor of the day: Robert Gibbs as the next DNC chair?: Why the hell not? The RNC has had a loose cannon as its leader for the last 18 months. Why shouldn’t the DNC have a straight shooter? Wait, what about Tim Kaine? He’s pretty good. source

10:31 // 3 years ago