Archive for the ‘Fundraising/Voter Registration’ Category

Yesterday, Bernie Sanders reported that he’d “raised $46.5 million, which I wrote about here.” That’s quite a haul. That being said, the Trump/RNC digital fundraising for February was pretty extraordinary, too:

The fundraising numbers for February are in, and the RNC and Trump campaign saw their largest digital fundraising hauls since 2016. According to the Daily Caller: Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised upwards of $86 million in February, making it the largest digital fundraising monthly haul since 2016.

Additionally, the joint Trump/RNC account has $195,000,000 Cash-on-Hand. Then there’s this:

Republicans raised more than $3 million per day for the entire month. The campaign has raised more than $600 million since the start of 2019 and currently has more than $225 million cash on hand. According to Monday’s announcement, the campaign has gathered more than 4 million voter contacts this cycle in conjunction with the RNC and authorized joint fundraising committees.

The thing that I look at most closely is the number of voter contacts. I’m also paying attention to the size of the Trump rallies. According to Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, 96.6% of the people who attend a Trump rally wind up voting for him. Additionally, Parscale said that if a person who attends a Trump rally and who makes a contribution, the chances of that voter returning and voting for Trump jumps to 98.4%.

Finally, Republicans are holding voter registration drives at these events. They break things down into categories. For instance, they track what percentage of new voter registrations are from people who haven’t voted recently. I don’t have the number of people who fit that category but it’s a significant percentage of the new registrations.

Still, with so much riding on this election, Republicans must work hard through election day. Bernie’s voters are supermotivated and we can’t afford to get complacent.

Democrats know that winning the White House in 2020 is difficult if they get swept in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. At this point in the campaign, Ohio is pretty much out of the Democrats’ reach so let’s scratch that state off the battleground list. Pennsylvania is still definitely a toss-up state, which brings us to Florida.

Andrew Gillum, the Democrats’ gubernatorial candidate, “has played a vocal role in registering voters in Florida through 2019.” Despite that high-profile help in registering voters, “state data shows Republicans in the swing state are far outpacing Democrats when it comes to the raw number of registered voters. Between January and September 2019, the latest month for which data is available, Republicans registered a net 23,084 new voters in the state, compared to 10,731 Democrats, according to the Florida Division of Elections.”

Though those are impressive statistics important to Florida, this is important nationwide:


When Democrats argue, as they did at last week’s debate, that the Trump-GOP economy helps only the 1%, this refutes the Democrats’ lies. Listening to this BS is difficult:

President Trump isn’t just rallying his base. He’s growing that base through one great policy after another. Policies that are lifting African-Americans out of poverty will extend President Trump’s base. The people benefiting from President Trump’s policies know that the stuff Biden is peddling is BS. Without a coherent economic message, the Democrats are sunk, in Florida and elsewhere.

Democrats will undoubtedly spend lots of money trying to win Florida. That’s a losing strategy because of this:


The DNC literally can’t afford to get into a spending fight with the RNC. That’s a losing fight if ever there was one. At this point, the Trump-RNC campaign is hitting on all cylinders. Here’s proof:


Adding 600,000 new small dollar donors equals 600,000 additional GOP voters. Whatever genius thought it smart to impeach President Trump is likely looking for a new job right now. That wasn’t the brightest decision in presidential campaign history.

The Democrats were already fighting an uphill fight to unseat President Trump. That’s thanks to the power of incumbency and a great economy. With Democrats moving even further left and with them impeaching President Trump with just hearsay testimony, Democrats just made that steep hill a little more difficult to climb.