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Bernie is Back – Huge Cash Haul in 4Q 2019

Bernie is Back – Huge Cash Haul in 4Q 2019

“Sanders’ campaign said he raised $34.5 million, an increase of more than $9 million over his third-quarter haul”

Democrat insiders sounded the alarm last week that Bernie was back and may even win the nomination.  Fourth quarter fundraising suggests they are right to be alarmed. He raised a whopping $34.5 million.

He still lags behind President Trump, who raised $46 million, however.

Former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg raised $24.7 million, and Andrew Yang raised $16.5 million.

NBC News reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and businessman Andrew Yang each bested their previous 2020 campaign fundraising records in the fourth quarter, their campaigns said Thursday.

Sanders’ campaign said he raised $34.5 million, an increase of more than $9 million over his third-quarter haul and nearly double what he raised during the second quarter of last year.

. . . . Meanwhile, Yang’s campaign said Thursday that he raised more than $16.5 million during the 4th quarter, topping his previous best of $10 million in the third quarter. The campaign said its highest single-day haul came on Tuesday, with donors contributing more than $1.3 million.

. . . . The campaign for another contender for the Democratic nomination, Pete Buttigieg, said Wednesday that it brought in $24.7 million in donations in the last quarter of 2019, just missing his high mark of $24.8 million during the second quarter of the year.

Meanwhile, Trump not only out-raised the individual Democrat candidates who’ve thus far released their fourth quarters hauls, but he is also sitting on a $103 million war chest.

Fox News reports:

President Trump’s campaign raked in a whopping $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, fueled in part by a backlash from his base against House Democrats’ impeachment efforts and blowing past any of his would-be Democratic rivals.

The incumbent now starts the election year sitting on a nearly $103 million war chest.

Trump’s reelection campaign touted their fundraising efforts Thursday, noting that the fourth quarter marked the best fundraising quarter for the campaign in the 2020 cycle.


Tulsi Gabbard raised $3.4 million.

Politico reports:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) raised $3.4 million in the final quarter of 2019, a slight improvement over her third quarter numbers that nevertheless leaves her well behind the Democratic primary’s fundraising leaders.

. . . . Gabbard raised about $1.2 million for her run in the month of December. She raised $3 million in the third quarter of 2019, which had been her best quarter.



Joe Biden raised $22.7 million in the fourth quarter:

Biden’s haul follows a lackluster third quarter. His campaign took in only $15.7 million in individual contributions during the period and ended September with about $9 million in the bank.

Both figures lagged his top rivals for the nomination, Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Buttigieg.

Biden and Buttigieg have taken a different approach to raising cash than Sanders and Warren, who have sworn off big-dollar fundraisers in favor of smaller donations. The campaign fundraising events with wealthier donors have sparked backlash for both Biden and Buttigieg.


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So the Dems raised about $75 million against Republican $46 million, not counting the money raised/spent by the rest of the field, including $200 million spent by the two billionaires. I think the Republicans are getting better value for their money at the moment.

Even though his political views don’t reflect reality he seems to be the only one who can speak coherently.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to harleycowboy. | January 2, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Which is no help since Bernie’s pushing shciff.

    Hope this is the first Question to Bernie in the next DEM debate.

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So we may have a straight up vote on whether America wants free market-based capitalism or centrally-planned, all-encompassing communism. And the Democrats are sailing on the doomed ship. It must be torture being a traditional mainstream Democrat. Those candidates should be spending their time educating their voters instead of cowering in the corner. There is a way out…. if they have the balls and personal integrity.

I hope that the American electorate knows enough history to realize that electing a Socialist would be a major step toward the types of Socialist dictatorships we’ve seen in Russia, Germany, China, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, etc.

Socialist governments don’t have to be totalitarian, but they generally turn out that way. I’m sure that Bernie would reassure us that his brand of Socialism would be socially just — at least until the Socialists have enough power to enforce their will over us.

Bernie honeymooned in the mass murdering: Socialist Soviet Union… where there is no freedom (not just of speech).. When he arrived back in the United States, he talked about how great the Socialist Soviet Union was..

Good little socialist – spending other people’s money.

I just noticed a neighbors car sporting a “Bernie” bumper sticker. The owner of the car is in his early 30’s. He lives at home with his mother. He is not suppose to be here because this is an over 55 area. He is basically unemployed. He did try to sell real estate for a while in 2018 but never really made a go of it.

He is a perfect Bernie Bro.

I imagine pot and crack cocaine sales really took a dip in the fourth quarter.

Bernie as the commie nominee might even put some of the deep blue states in play.

Many of the commie dems will stay home rather than vote for an outright and proud of it communist.

He doesnt expect to win. But he and his wife expect to keep the cash being raised.

The Democrats are in an interesting dilemma. I tend to believe that Biden is the Party’s preferred candidate and he does seem to be polling well, but I have to wonder if he can keep things going through November. Disregarding the whole Hunter does Natural Gas thing, the young Democrats I come in contact with tend to dismiss him as “not up to the job”. He’s not going to draw an enthusiastic base off their sofas to vote for him. Still he’s the Democrats best hope of appealing to middle America, if he and his son stay out of jail.

Elizabeth Warren is probably not electable – Wall Street dislikes her, and frankly so does almost everybody else. She comes across as a scold, and she always seems to be hiding something until forced to reveal it. I think Trump would destroy her in a debate simply by enraging her until she melts into a shrieking shrew in front of America.

Now, we come to Bernie. Bernie is a huge problem for the Democrats. As his performance in the last election shows he has a very active base, and his recent fundraising success shows that they’re still out there. The Party had to pay Bernie off in 2016 to make him drop out and concede to Hillary. In the current weak field that’s likely the case again, but it’ll be a disaster. If Bernie folds his tent and goes away again every last one of his supporters and their dead aunts are staying home on Election Day. Discarding Bernie will also hurt the Dem’s in the following cycle as it will signal to the youth that the Party doesn’t care who -they the voters- want; the fix is in. However Bernie is not going to beat Trump; he’s just too far left for Middle America. At a time when the economy is doing well, there’s not a huge desire to restructure society right now. So, he has gotta go. Further, what does it say when the guy who wins the nomination isn’t even a Democrat? (He’s an independent who caucuses with the Democrats). So: The Party is going to dump him for Biden but at what cost?

    heitmany in reply to Hodge. | January 4, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    The DNC will try to polish up Joe but the problem is that he’s not polishable. Crazy Joe will come pop right out and the Democrats will stay home.

With a flick of his finger, Trump will knock this corrupt old socialist bastard out of the race. Bernie never worked a day in his life. He’s just a nasty old man shaking his finger at everyone, like Soleimani.