Is Bernie’s Campaign Broke?
According to the latest FEC reports, Bernie’s campaign only has around $6M cash on hand, as compared to about $30M for Team Hillary. The reason for the discrepancy is not that Bernie isn’t raising money anymore, it’s that he’s been spending it like crazy. The two were on roughly equal fundraising footing last month, with Clinton and Sanders each raising more than $25 million. But | Read More »
The RNC and Donald Trump Are Now Fundraising Together
My father-in-law calls optimism a mental disease, and there is no one suffering from it more than Reince Priebus.
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WOW! After Weekend Wins, Cruz Campaign Rakes In BUTT Ton of Cash
As I pointed out yesterday, Ted Cruz has a had a stellar last few days. From his clear win at the GOP Debate to his CPAC Straw Poll victory to his winning delegate haul, it made Saturday Super Cruz Day. And as it turns out, that title fit the next day as well. On CNN this morning, Cruz Senior Communications Advisor Alice Stewart reported a | Read More »
BREAKING. Jeb Bush Campaign Broke; To Stop Paying Staff On Saturday
Though the campaign denies it, the rumor that the Bush campaign is broke is supported by all the facts we have.
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More Disarray In Carson Campaign. Finance Chairman Resigns
This is the latest in what seems to be a daily series of stories on confusion, backstabbing, incompetence, and disarray in the Ben Carson presidential campaign. This one is a little juicier because it contains a whiff of felonious misuse of funds: Ben Carson’s national finance chairman resigned Thursday amid questions about his use of campaign funds and criticism from Carson allies and donors. Carson, | Read More »
Was Ben Carson’s Impending Campaign Flame-out Planned For All Along?
Many of us here at RedState have never taken Ben Carson’s campaign seriously. This is not to say Carson isn’t a good man with a wonderful and inspiring message but he has just never given the impression that he actually wants to be president rather than wanting to run for president. When third quarter campaign finance reports were release, I posted on Carson’s extraordinary burn-rate. | Read More »
Jeb Bush Campaign Has the Aerodynamic Properties Of A Rock
Right after the campaign finance reports from third quarter of 2015 were made public we commented on the unsustainable nature of the Jeb Bush campaign. It was built on the idea that Jeb was inevitable and to be inevitable you must appear inevitable. You have to raise a lot of money and you have to spend the money lavishly. What happened to the Bush campaign | Read More »
The Jeb Bush Campaign Circles the Drain As Donors Flock to Marco Rubio
It looks like the Jeb Bush strategy — a strategy that seems to come from Right to Rise super PAC boss Mike Murphy — of attacking is really paying off. Jeb Bush’s decision to attack old friend and new rival is backfiring, pushing important supporters to criticize the campaign’s tactics and driving one of Florida’s top fundraisers to officially quit and signal a shift in | Read More »
Jeb Bush loses the money race that counts
Last week we reported on how the Jeb Bush campaign was shaping up to look like Scott Walker’s. Though his campaign raised $13.4M in the previous quarter, he finished up with $10.3M indicating he spent $1.1M more than he brought in. (Keep this number in mind as we go along.) In response, Bush has ordered salaries slashed and major cut back in expenditures. BREAKING NEWS: | Read More »
Ted Strickland’s (D) Senate bid gasping for cash.
Ted Strickland isn’t raising the money he needs to run to challenge Rob Portman for Senate.
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Is the Rubio campaign in a death spiral?
Amid the interest over the $20 million that Dr. Ben Carson raised in the last quarter and the chortling over the anemic fundraising by The Man Who Would Be King, Jeb Bush, the fundraising of most other candidates wasn’t scrutinized all that closely. Now some have started looking and the story isn’t all that good. This is what we know: Jeb Bush’s campaign is overextended, | Read More »
UPDATED: Jeb Bush campaign afflicted with Scott Walker Syndrome
Yesterday was the deadline for campaigns to file their quarterly fundraising report. The news was grim for Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush’s campaign is built on two pillars: inevitability and the ability to raise a boatload of cash. The fundraising report knocked some of the blocks out from under the second pillar.*(SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE) At first blush this doesn’t look bad. But then | Read More »
The DNC moves to separate itself from Hillary Clinton’s fundraising apparatus.
The DNC is now putting together the fundraising infrastructure that it should have started putting together two years ago.
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Bill Clinton sold us to the ChiComs; Hillary sold us to the Russians
I owe the Obama administration an apology. Since the early days of 2009, I’ve attributed our Russia policy to naivete. To that romance which those who sat at the feet of Old School commies feel for the Worker’s Paradise of the former USSR. Sure, there was garden variety incompetence and intellectual bankruptcy but when you staff you administration with academics that is baked in. And, | Read More »
Ted Cruz will have the money to compete.
There are only four words we need to take away from this Bloomberg report about Ted Cruz SuperPAC fundraising: Thirty one million dollars. I don’t know whether he will win or not, but Ted Cruz will be able to raise the money to compete in this Presidential primary season.