FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP

Sanders Outraises Clinton Again

Outside groups bring in massive hauls.

March 21, 2016, 9:09 a.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “raised $43.5 mil­lion in Feb­ru­ary and ended the month with $17.2 mil­lion cash on hand” while former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) raised $30 mil­lion in con­tri­bu­tions in Feb­ru­ary” and “ended the month with $31 mil­lion” on hand. (Politico)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) raised $3.4 mil­lion and re­por­ted $1.3 mil­lion on hand at the end of the month. (Politico)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised $12 mil­lion and ended the month with $8 mil­lion. (Politico)

Real es­tate mogul Don­ald Trump (R) “put $6.9 mil­lion more of his per­son­al money in­to his pres­id­en­tial cam­paign in Feb­ru­ary,” bring­ing the amount “lent or giv­en his cam­paign nearly $25 mil­lion.” He’s also raised an ad­di­tion­al “$9.5 mil­lion, in­clud­ing $2 mil­lion in Feb­ru­ary.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)


OUT­SIDE GROUPS. The pro-Clin­ton Pri­or­it­ies USA Ac­tion “had $44.5 mil­lion in the bank at the be­gin­ning of March and an ad­di­tion­al $49 mil­lion in com­mit­ments.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

The anti-Trump Our Prin­ciples PAC raised $4.7 mil­lion in Feb­ru­ary. (Wall Street Journ­al)

“The six ma­jor out­side groups” back­ing Cruz “to­geth­er raised $7.9 mil­lion and spent $11.5 mil­lion, end­ing the month with $20 mil­lion cash on hand.” (Politico)

The pro- Ru­bio Con­ser­vat­ive Solu­tions PAC “raised a whop­ping $25 mil­lion last month as the Re­pub­lic­an es­tab­lish­ment ral­lied around the Flor­ida sen­at­or in the hopes of stop­ping … Trump. … The PAC … raised some of its biggest checks from ma­jor donors who had pre­vi­ously sup­por­ted oth­er can­did­ates who dropped out.” (Politico)

What We're Following See More »
ATTACHED TO UNRELATED BILL
House Republicans Look to Pass End-of-Year Tax Bill
9 hours ago
THE LATEST

"House Republicans have gone back to the drawing board on end-of-year tax legislation. On Monday morning they introduced new legislative text to reform retirement savings, delay Obamacare-related taxes, and provide technical corrections to the tax overhaul law they passed last year. If enacted, the bill would also provide tax benefits for communities that have suffered through natural disasters, including last month’s wildfires in California." The measure is attached to "a separate but unrelated bill to clear its potential path to becoming law."

Source:
SAYS THEY'RE BLACKMAILING HIM
Jerome Corsi Sues Mueller, Agencies for $350M
18 hours ago
THE LATEST

"The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller." Corsi alleges that Mueller illegally leaked information from the grand jury, and that Mueller's team "threatened him with prison unless he agreed to testify falsely that he served as a liaison between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republican political strategist Roger Stone."

Source:
BOTH SIDES' POSITIONS HAVE HARDENED OVER BORDER
Trump Meeting with Schumer, Pelosi on Tuesday
18 hours ago
THE LATEST

"A year-end spending deal to fund one-quarter of the federal government rests on a critical meeting this week between President Trump and two top Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will meet with Trump Tuesday morning to talk about what agreement the two sides can reach, if any, when it comes to funding for a southern border wall."

Source:
COHEN ASSISTING INVESTIGATION
Prosecutors Looking at Other Figures in Trump Org.
1 days ago
THE LATEST

In the wake of Michael Cohen's guilty plea, "the federal prosecutors in Manhattan shifted their attention to what role, if any, Trump Organization executives played in the campaign finance violations, according to people briefed on the matter. Mr. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s self-described fixer, has provided assistance in that inquiry, which is separate from the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III."

Source:
FINANCIAL CRIMES, PLUS LYING TO CONGRESS
Mueller Requests Four-Year Prison Time for Cohen
3 days ago
THE LATEST

"Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, should receive a “substantial” prison term of roughly four years, federal prosecutors in New York said on Friday. Mr. Cohen, 52, is to be sentenced in Manhattan for two separate guilty pleas: one for campaign finance violations and financial crimes charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, and the other for lying to Congress in the Russia inquiry, filed by Mr. Mueller’s office."

Source:
×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login