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Everyone should come back to reality on the campaign money. Donald Trump started raising money for his 2020 campaign the day he took Office. Go check how much money he has from all sources including dark money ones. Just last night the Reb. N. C told us they raised 24 million, plus a few more million today. Now add the dark money and other groups to that. How did all this money come about? Try looking at the far right Reb. who some years ago got things like Citizens United, and new PAC laws, etc. put into effect. Now get Rid of Dictator Trump, and all with an R behind their name and change the way we fund our elections. Stop the nonsense about which Dem is raising a lot of money and how, and no one knows how. Stay on the big picture.

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It is sad for all that big money is necessary in order to run a successful campaign.

 

But is it really "necessary"? 

 

Hillary outraised Trump nearly 2 to 1 and her campaign wasn't such a success. 

 

Jeb Bush started out with the most money in 2016 (I think he had $100 million - plus), and he never got out of the gate. 

 

Even though many candidates believe big donations are necessary for them, the big donors themselves believe it is necessary, but from a business perspective.

 

 

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It is sad for all that big money is necessary in order to run a successful campaign.
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June 17, 2019

 

Hamilton E. James, the executive vice chairman of private equity firm Blackstone, hosted Mr. Buttigieg at his home on Thursday.

 

The short-selling hedge fund manager James Chanos will hold an event for Mr. Biden on Monday.

 

And on Tuesday, Marc Lasry, the hedge fund manager and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, is gathering checks for Ms. Harris.

Co-hosts of that event include Blair W. Effron, an investment bank co-founder Ray McGuire, vice chairman of Citigroup.

 

Among those spreading the money around is Brad Karp, the chairman of the Paul, Weiss law firm and a top attorney for Wall Street institutions.

He is hosting Mr. Biden for a reception at 9 am on Tuesday.

He is a co-host for a "lawyer's lunch" for Ms. Harris that same day.

 

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Not All 2020 Presidential Candidates are Taking the Same Approach to Funding Their Campaign Operations.

 

As Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, and other 2020 contenders race from one big money event to the next, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are rejecting lavish fundraisers hosted by corporate executives and instead relying on small-dollar donations and "grassroots" events.

 

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/17/everything-you-need-know-warren-and-sanders-not-option-...

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