Beto O’Rourke raises over 6 million dollars in first 24 hours of campaign.

By |2019-03-18T13:16:06-08:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Even left Bernie Sanders in the dust.

Courtesy of NYT:

Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online in the first 24 hours after announcing his presidential campaign last week, according to his campaign, outpacing his rivals for the Democratic nomination and making an emphatic statement about his grass-roots financial strength.

Mr. O’Rourke brought in $6,136,736 after declaring his long-anticipated bid with a web video and trip to Iowa on Thursday morning, raising the sum entirely online and from all 50 states, the campaign said.

Mr. O’Rourke’s early burst of fund-raising illustrates how much he has captured the imagination of many Democratic activists around the country, who propelled him to break financial records last year in his ultimately losing bid to unseat Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. There were some doubts as to whether those same grass-roots donors would also contribute to him when he was not facing Mr. Cruz — a detested figure on the left — but rather was one more entrant in a sprawling presidential primary.

Mr. O’Rourke’s money will, at least for now, quiet some of those skeptics: In a single day online, he raised nearly a quarter of what Barack Obama, then a senator, did in the entire first quarter of 2007

As predicted Beto has drawn the lion’s share of the media attention since announcing his run, which has really irritated some people, especially if those people support other candidates. 

 If they think this is bad wait until Joe Biden enters the race. 

Though I am not at all sure if Biden can compete with these fundraising numbers. 

I am going to stay agnostic as much as I can on who should be the final candidate, at least until after the debates.

All I can tell you for sure right now is that it will NOT be Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg, Julien Castro, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, Andrew Yang, Jay Inslee, or Bernie Sanders.

Beyond that, I am not making any predictions. 

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  1. Anonymous in Chicago March 18, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    I wish Pete Buttigieg would get more interviews from the media. He is young & bright and I think he may be the future of the Democratic Party. But in today’s toxic atmosphere, I’m not sure the voters would accept a gay man as President. However, here in Chicago our mayoral election will be held on April 2nd and there is a strong possibility that our new mayor will be a smart & knowledgeable gay woman. Hopefully we’re headed in the right direction.

  2. Shut him right up. Hard choices. March 18, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Obama’s financial advisor ate a gun.

  3. AK Lynne March 18, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    What’s important is that every one of these potential candidates is stirring the pot…or shit stirrers if you will.

  4. Rawstory March 18, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    “When President Donald Trump placed a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills franchise in 2014, he did so with the help of longtime lender Deutsche Bank.

    As part of the process for buying the Bills, Trump had to convince the NFL that he had the financial clout to handle making what was estimated to have been at least a $1 billion purchase. To do this, the New York Times reports, Trump and former “fixer” Michael Cohen convinced Deutsche Bank to vastly overstate in wealth in financial statements given to the league.

    “Mr. Trump asked [Deutsche Bank U.S. private banking division chief Rosemary Vrablic] if the bank would be willing to make a loan and handed over bare-bones financial statements that estimated his net worth at $8.7 billion,” the Times reports. “Mr. Cohen testified to Congress last month that the documents exaggerated Mr. Trump’s wealth. Deutsche Bank executives had reached a similar conclusion. They nonetheless agreed to vouch for Mr. Trump’s bid, according to an executive involved.”

    Trump’s failed attempt to purchase the Bills has since come under scrutiny from the New York Attorney General’s Office, which is reportedly investigating whether Trump’s actions constituted financial fraud.”

  5. anonymous March 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    tinydjt tweet>”Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!”

    “Trump doesn’t have a clear path to victory over Biden, which is why he fears the former vice president.”

    “Choosing Stacey Abrams as his running mate would be an acknowledgment by Biden that he understand what fuels the Democratic base. It could help the former vice president solidify his standing in the early primary polls, which consistently show him leading the other candidates.”

    • Anonymous March 18, 2019 at 11:48 pm

      A Biden/ Abrams ticket will lose to Trump. Biden has to much baggage and Abrams doesn’t have enough experience. Also, the ticket is just ho-hum. We need some fire.

      Any Anyone else/ O’Rourke ticket has a better chance of winning. (As long as it isn’t anyone over 65 or Gillibran, Gabbard or Harris.)

      I rather like Inslee myself. About time some other states got a shot at the Oval Office besides Texas, New York and California.

  6. anon March 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    125 minutes until Piper can legally leave her mother forever. Piper must have her car keys in-hand, waiting for the stroke of midnight in Wasilla. Good luck Piper.

  7. Anonymous March 18, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    This guy needs to be on the Democratic ticket but in the VP slot!

    Will any of the others admit that if they win, Beto will be the one to bring them across the finish line and crush Trump?

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