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Tom of Temecula

(1,327 posts)
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:48 AM Feb 22

Donald Trump's donor numbers fall by 200,000 compared with 2019

Donald Trump entered the 2024 election year with about 200,000 fewer donors than in the previous presidential campaign four years ago, raising questions about his fundraising machine just as legal bills eat into his war chest.

The Trump campaign and affiliated political action committees attracted roughly 516,000 donors in the second half of last year, compared with 740,000 at the same stage of his last race for the White House, according to Financial Times analysis of the latest data.

President Joe Biden had 473,000 donors in the second half of 2023 — fewer than his likely rival in this year’s White House race, but almost double the number in the second half of 2019, when Biden was competing for the Democratic nomination.

Trump and affiliated groups raised $189mn from his donors in 2023, while Biden drew in $202mn from a smaller donor base.

https://www.ft.com/content/9fd06baa-f447-4518-8d10-be4e92a836c3

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CrispyQ

(36,610 posts)
1. This is why if you can donate even a few bucks every month it matters.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:55 AM
Feb 22

Also, if you can afford to give anything extra near an FEC deadline, that's helpful, too. Big donors look at these numbers.

Hope22

(1,916 posts)
2. I set up a monthly payment for Biden and Brown last summer.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:04 PM
Feb 22

I had hoped it would stop the emails and txts. I don’t know what the solution to the fund raising asks is but that wasn’t it! It’s pitiful to read the texts that come at any time of day. They read as though we aren’t already sending hundreds of dollars. It’s disturbing but we won’t stop because….well because. I don’t think I will do monthly again though.

CrispyQ

(36,610 posts)
6. Yes, there is that.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:28 PM
Feb 22

And I wish they would think of that & how it negatively impacts donations knowing they're going to clutter up your phone & inbox. There is the STOP feature, although I suspect that they have a bank of numbers & when you stop one they switch to another number & again & again.

Our electoral process is an industry in itself. It should never have become the obscene, excessive circus it's become & sadly, the ones who can change it are also the ones who benefit from it. Our side, too.

OAITW r.2.0

(24,900 posts)
7. I contribute over $200/mo to my House Rep, DCCC, and Biden/Harris.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:32 PM
Feb 22

I'll probably increase this for this election cycle.

I, too, am sick of all of the asks for donations. I use GMail and once a week I spend 15 minutes doing mass deletes on these emails. I don't bother reading any of them.

Hope22

(1,916 posts)
12. Yes! This!
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:27 PM
Feb 22

I wish they could have a fix for this. I wouldn’t be opposed to an end of the quarter notice of a special drive. That seems like a program they could write! I got so overwhelmed with my Gmail that I gave up on it for about six months. 32,000 emails later I needed an intervention to get it up and running!😳

OAITW r.2.0

(24,900 posts)
16. There's a little box at the top of the email list that you can click. It checks all emails on the list.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:40 PM
Feb 22

Uncheck any that you want. Click on "read" and then hit the "trash" button. Repeat as necessary.

Hope22

(1,916 posts)
17. Thanks I'll check that out.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:02 PM
Feb 22

Hope it’s true on the iPad version!😁 I’m not a big fan of TV so I usually delete junk while ‘watching Tv’ with the fam! This could be a game changer!

14. I gave Joe $25.00 a couple of months ago and
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:36 PM
Feb 22

Then I received as many as 5 emails every single day asking for more money.
Too mucking fuch!
I finally unsubscribed because I already get way too many emails & I am not made of money.

North Shore Chicago

(3,360 posts)
4. Someone should check those
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:20 PM
Feb 22

numbers for donny doo-doo. I have read where many older folks gave him their cc number and they unknowingly pay a sum each month. Some don't have the wherewithal to stop it.

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