President Donald Trump matched the top two Democrat fundraising totals combined during the first quarter of 2019.
Vox reports: “Trump raised $30.3 million in the first quarter of this year — a number roughly equal to the amount raised by the top two fundraising Democrats, Bernie Sanders ($18.2 million) and Kamala Harris ($12 million), combined.
In an unusual move, Trump officially announced his reelection campaign just days after he was inaugurated, and it shows in his fundraising numbers. According to the New York Times, at this point in the 2012 presidential election cycle, Barack Obama — who launched his reelection campaign on April 4, 2011 — had less than $2 million in the bank. Trump, by contrast, currently has a war chest of $41 million.
Trump’s strong fundraising is also reflected in the numbers for the Republican National Committee, which raised $45.8 million in the first quarter. The Democratic National Committee lags well behind that pace and was $4.6 million in debt at the end of January. When Trump’s fundraising is combined with the RNC’s pro-Trump efforts, he has a total of $82 million.”
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President Trump is on an epic winning streak since Robert Mueller concluded that he did not collude with the Russians, and the focus of Russia-related investigations shifted to the Democrats who cooked up the “Operation Crossfire Hurricane” plot to frame Trump. (READ: HOWLEY: Here’s The Full Story of How Obama, Hillary, and Brennan Carried Out The Crime of the Century).
A new “Battleground Poll” released Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service reveals that the majority of Americans approve of President Donald J. Trump’s job performance when it comes to the economy.
The poll of 1,000 Americans reveals that 58 per cent of Americans approve of President Trump’s job on the economy, while 57 per cent also approve of the president’s role in creating new jobs for the United States.
It also reveals that voter enthusiasm is already reaching fever pitch. Voters are already as excited to vote as they previously have been in the weeks and days before a major election with 82 per cent of voters saying they are already ready to vote..
Interestingly, while the poll reveals that President Trump is gradually increasing his overall approval rating, and is excelling with voters on specific issues, most voters do not feel the same when it comes to members of Congress.
More respondents trust President Trump to handle jobs, the economy, national security, and taxes than they trust Democrats in Congress.
Republican Congressmen enjoy similar numbers of approval. More respondents trust Republicans on issues including jobs, the economy, and national security than they do their Democrat counterparts.
Additionally, 67 per cent of respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Congress as a whole. Only 25 per cent of respondents have a favorable opinion of Congress.
It is also worth noting that the poll discovered President Trump’s approval and disapproval ratings have remained virtually constant since he joined the 2016 presidential race in June of 2015.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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