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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Months of bleak polling couldn't stop the parade of lower-level Democrats crowding into the presidential primary. But bankruptcy might.

11 Democratic presidential candidates -- nearly half of the sprawling field -- spent more campaign cash than they raised in the second quarter of the year, according to new financial disclosures filed Monday. Eight contenders active in the spring limped forward with less than $1 million in cash on hand, and several top-tier contenders were already spending multiples of what their lower-profile competitors raised.

The financial squeeze is set to drastically shrink the lineup of Democratic contenders in the coming months. The numbers also reveal the tremendous pressure on lesser-known candidates to make a splash in the debates at the end of this month -- potentially the last chance some will have to attract a burst of support as their expenses pile up.

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This could be a huge problem later in the race since the Trump campaign is raking in money but doesn't have to spend any of it as the media gives him massive amounts, yet again, of free airtime.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-16 02:06 PM | Reply

"This could be a huge problem later in the race since the Trump campaign is raking in money but doesn't have to spend any of it as the media gives him massive amounts, yet again, of free airtime."

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#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-07-16 02:22 PM | Reply

The DNC will let the minnows drown, strangle the survivors,

then systematically torpedo the top 2-3 under Joe with drip-drip headlines.

Biden will enjoy unlimited dark money and fawning media support to the finish line.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-16 02:26 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE

The "free" media Trump received, was really the media's attempt to catch him saying something "LIVE" so they could tear him apart. They ended up just running Trump-Live for the entire last 6 months of the election.

They still broadcast almost everything he says, but in a more soundbite format, to cherrypick their outrage.

Still, the problem is and will be, that Trump has far more support than many will give him credit for. Look at the money he's raised. More importantly, look at his rallies - they're PACKED. The amount of support he has is unbelievable.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-16 02:32 PM | Reply


@#1 ... This could be a huge problem later in the race since the Trump campaign is raking in money ...

So far the comparisons of the money Pres Trump is pulling in versus the individual Democratic candidates. If you look at the presidential candidates' money Democrats are pulling and vs Republicans, then things look different.

Regardless, comparisons will be more meaningful when the Democratic field further decreases.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-16 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5

Very true, while Trump outraised everyone individually in 2019 Q2, the totals from the remaining top four (Sanders, Buttigeig, Biden and Warren) together beat Trump $90M to $25M. That being said, Trump isn't spending any real money and they are hemorrhaging cash, so anything he raises for the primary will roll into the GE.

Moreover, the real GOP money isn't going to come into play until after the conventions, up to that point the top GOP bundlers are going to be hoarding donations for the GE.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-16 07:08 PM | Reply

#4 Rally size is impressive.
www.bing.com

#7 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-16 07:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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