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Trump Raises $24.8 Million After Announcing Campaign, Four Times More Than Closest Democrats

Democrats don’t even come close to President Trump’s fundraising game.

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This morning the Republican National Committee announced that President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million in the 24 hours surrounding the announcement of his 2020 reelection campaign, over four times as much raised by Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke and Sen. Bernie Sanders in the first 24 hours of their campaigns.

Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced via Twitter that President Trump “has raised a record breaking $24.8 [million] in less than 24 hours for his re-election,” adding that “the enthusiasm across the country for this President us unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!”

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According to the numbers, McDaniel is right.

Big League Politics has extensively reported about the Democrats and their various war chests. O’Rourke and Sanders lead the field by far, especially when it came to fundraising in the first 24 hours. O’Rourke, noted Irishman, raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign, narrowly edging out Sanders who raised $5.9 million. Both numbers were thought to be mind boggling and record breaking when they were reported.

In fact, both Democrats are in first place when it comes to fundraising within their own party by a large margin. Big League Politics reported earlier this year that in terms of fundraising in the first 24 hours, the closest to O’Rourke and Biden are Sen. Kamala Harris with $1.5 million and Sen. Amy Klobuchar with $1 million.

Some candidates, particularly Sen. Elizabeth Warren have proved to be huge fundraising disappointments. The 1/1024 Native American congresswoman raised less than $300,000 in her first 24 hours.

Of course, fundraising does not necessarily equal enthusiasm. O’Rourke is now lucky if he gets 40 people to attend his rallies, and Sanders is lagging behind the current establishment favorite, former vice president Joe Biden, in virtually every poll.

It remains to be seen if Biden, who recently stroked a 10-year-old girl and complimented her looks, will actually prove to be electable or if he will doom his own candidacy.

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Senator Tim Scott Predicts “50% Increase” In Black Support for Trump in 2020

Such a shift would be a game changer.

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South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is predicting a “50% increase” in support for Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Scott made the prediction in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Friday.

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President Trump will see a 50 percent increase in his African-American support. It will go from 8 percent in 2016 to a minimum of 12 percent in 2020. He may even get to 15 percent of the African American vote, and that is game over.”

Such a small slice of the black vote may seem small, but it very well could prove enough to be impactful in swing states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania. Scott pointed to President Trump’s performance on economic policy as a possible factor in drawing black support to the GOP in 2020.

“[Trump] had an executive order to increase affordability of home ownership, and African American home ownership since he took office is up about 2%… President Trump is not just talking a good game, he is walking a good game.”

Scott pointed to the possibility of a Michael Bloomberg nomination alienating some Black Americans from the Democratic Party.

African Americans have been one of the most consistent voting blocs for the Democratic Party since the 1960’s. Some blacks are concerned that they’re not a priority for the Democratic Party in an era where the party has made generous policy concessions to various demographic groups.

A realignment of some Black Americans into the Republican Party wouldn’t be without precedent in American history. African Americans originally strongly supported the reconstruction-era Republican Party when they were granted voting rights(in theory) after the Civil War. The first black U.S Senator and House Representative was a Republican.

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