Biden outraises Trump in March, lags in cash on hand

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April 21, 2020: Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March. Donald Trump said he planned to suspend immigration to the United States.        

Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are the presidential primary updates you need to know:

  • Connecticut: Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order postponing the state’s presidential preference primary to August 11. It had previously been postponed from April 28 to June 2.

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Notable Quote of the Day

“The idea of an Biden-Obama ticket is as much rooted in warm fuzzy nostalgia for the last Democratic administration as it is a product of the cold, hard data of polling.

In terms of popularity, no one else in the party is in the league of Michelle Obama, who last year overtook actress and philanthropist Angelina Jolie for the mantle of ‘most admired woman’ in a global survey conducted by YouGov. Barack Obama was the world’s second-most admired man behind Bill Gates.”

– Marc Caputo, Politico

Election Updates

  • Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March, outraising Donald Trump’s $13.6 million and marking his best fundraising month so far. Trump leads in cash on hand with $98.5 million to Biden’s $26.4 million.
  • Biden and the Democratic National Committee together have $57.2 million in cash on hand, after accounting for unpaid debts, according to The New York Times. This is approximately $187 million less than Trump and the Republican National Committee have.
  • The Biden campaign released a new digital ad about the role of the president and Trump’s response to the coronavirus.
  • Trump said on Monday that he planned to suspend immigration in response to the coronavirus pandemic. He tweeted, “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”

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Flashback: April 21, 2016

The Rules Committee of the Republican Party rejected a proposal to switch convention procedure from the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives to Robert’s Rules of Order. At the center of the debate was whether the convention chair should have the power to allow the nomination of additional candidates.

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