Joe Biden lapping Donald Trump in campaign cash

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The President needs every advantage he can get. Money will be a big one.

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is raising gobs of cash. And it has an election-year strategy that, in a nutshell, aims to spend more — and spend faster.

Not only has Biden aimed to show himself off as a fundraising juggernaut this month, but his campaign is also making significant early investments both on the ground and on the airwaves — hoping to create a massive organizational advantage that leaves Republican Donald Trump scrambling to catch up.

But while the money pouring in has given Biden and the Democrats a major cash advantage, it’s also becoming clear Biden will need it. Throughout his life in business and politics, Trump’s provocations have earned him near limitless free media attention. Biden, meanwhile, has often struggled to cut through the noise with his own message despite holding the presidency.

That means Biden is going to need oodles of cash to blanket battleground states where a few thousand votes could mean the difference between victory or defeat. Add to that the challenge of reaching millennials, as well as even younger voters, who formed an important part of his 2020 coalition, in a far more fractured media ecosystem that skews toward streaming services over conventional broadcast and cable.

Biden’s organizational and outreach effort began in earnest this month, with the campaign using his State of the Union address as a launching pad to open 100 new field offices nationwide and boosting the number of paid staff in battleground states to 350 people. It’s also currently in the middle of a $30 million television and digital advertising campaign targeting specific communities such as Black, Hispanic and Asian voters.

In one example of the incumbent President’s organizational advantage, his reelection campaign in February had 480 staffers on the ground, compared with 311 to that of Trump and the Republican National Committee, according to Biden campaign officials.

Last fall and summer, Democrats fretted about Biden’s early lack of fundraising and campaign activity. Writers’ and actors’ guild strikes in Hollywood didn’t help, either — effectively sidelining the pro-labor union president from raising money in a region that has long bankrolled the party’s political ambitions.

Fast forward to the present and the second-guessing about his fundraising operation has tamped down. Aside from raking in millions at high-dollar events around the country — and bringing in $26 million at an event featuring Biden, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on Thursday evening — the President has frequently pointed to the 500,000 new donors who have contributed in recent weeks, arguing that he’s expanding his appeal.

Now, even donors lukewarm to the President are contributing, Democratic Party donors and fundraisers say.

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Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press


7 comments

  • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

    March 30, 2024 at 2:22 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    Sadely all the money in rhe “WHOLE WIDE WORLD” can not and will not help the “Dook 4 Brains” Democratic Party and “Whoever” takes “Sleepy Joe’s” place as their candidate.
    PREACH ON EARL:
    “I will preach on”, said Earl.
    The entire membership of the “Dook 4 Brains” Democratic Party is guilty and will pay “The Ultimate Price” for what they have done to our “Great Nation”.
    Its gotten so bad that it will no longer even provide any sweet sweet releif to any Democrat any longer if I, Earl Pitts American, tell them that they are free to “Relax Their Sphincters”.
    WHY’s THAT SAGE EARL?
    Well after what the Democrats, one and all, have done regarding the ruination of our Great Nation none of them are physically able to Relax Their Sphincters” and must spend the remainder of their tourtured lives walking around with their Sphincters on “DEF-CON 1 FULL PUCKER FACTOR”. Taking into account that constant “FULL PUCKER FACTOR” will kill most people in 3 years we should be rid of most of Our Nation’s Annoying Dook 4 Brains as we get close to the end of “THE SAGE TRUMP/DESANTIS TERM AS POTUS/VPOTUS”.
    SO, IN CLOSING:
    Relax your sphincters, Sage Patriots, secure in the knowledge that Earl, Don, and Ron “GOT THIS”
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “The New Mayor of RealVille USA” American

  • Impeach Biden

    March 30, 2024 at 3:48 pm

    These are the same fools that gave their money to Crypto Crook and Democrat Sam Bankman-Fried. Not surprised.

    • Tom

      April 1, 2024 at 8:19 am

      Actually, Sequoia Capital was the biggest loser in the FTX collapse ($250MM) and they donated $2MM to desantis’s failed campaign. Clearly they believe in fairy tales and greed. How surprising for republicans /s

  • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

    March 30, 2024 at 10:23 pm

    HHHhhhhhhMMMmmmmm … good evening Sage Patriots,
    This of course is an A. P. (ASS-OCIATED Press) artical and as such everyone on PLANET EARTH knows their stuff is Always 110% Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
    HOWEVER:
    The artical has been up for Way over 10 hours at the time I, Earl Pitts American, am making this posting of my Sage Observation.
    WELL NOW, EARL, JUST WHAT IS THIS SAGE OBSERVATION YOU ARE ABOUT TO ENLIGHTEN THE ENTIRE PLANET WITH????
    “Thank you for asking”, said Earl.
    AMERICA 10 hours without even ONE Dook 4 Brains Lefty chiming in with a Dook 4 Brains Leftist Comment.
    This, Sage Patriots is a seminal moment in Planet Earth’s Sage History. (America seminial, in this case, means a LandMark Moment or An Historic Moment …. in this case “seminal” does not mean jizz (remenber we have pervert Dook 4 Brains Leftys reading this and I had to explain it for them).
    WELL EARL, TELL US MORE, YOU KNOW WE DONT HAVE YOUR SAGE WISDOM WHEN IT COMES TO “Knowing Stuff”.
    “What this means”, said Earl, is that ALL Dook 4 Brains Leftys know that Trump and Ron will win the White House and that all Dook 4 Brains Leftys have “THROWN IN THE LOOSER’s TOWEL” of defeat [as 110% proven by their lack of posting their Wackey Leftist Screed].
    SAGE WISDOM INDEED FROM EARL:
    Thank you America,
    This Online Influncer Posting of Sage and True Wisdom has been brought forth fir your Edification by ME, Earl Pitts American The New Mayor of RealVille.
    I, Earl Pitts Anerican, hereby an calling the POTUS Race Over based on MY above Sage Wisdom and reasoning.
    It’s over America,
    Trunp, The Ronald, his Beautiful Wife Casey, and of course Earl Pitts Anerican will be running The Free World for The Next 12 Sage Years.
    Its over, The Good Guys got this ….. so America do you know what this means? Sure you do ….. Its Time To “Relax Your Sphincters”
    THE EARL HAS SPOKEN:
    Earl Pitts Anerican

    • rick whitaker

      April 1, 2024 at 3:33 pm

      EARL, YOU GIVE THE NUTS IN THE NUTHOUSE A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY ON WHO CAN SOUND AND ACT THE CRAZIEST.

  • Dan lanske

    March 31, 2024 at 8:52 am

    FJB

    • rick whitaker

      April 1, 2024 at 3:31 pm

      dan lanske, FDL

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