June 16, 2020: The Joe Biden campaign and two associated Democratic committees raised $81 million in May. Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee had their best online fundraising day on Sunday.
“There are always liberal voters in rural, conservative areas — and conservative ones in big cities — but a protest is a public display that can help shift the conversation by allowing people in the political minority to see they are not alone, empowering them and sometimes connecting them into a loose community.”
– Andrew Seidman and Jonathan Lai, The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Joe Biden campaign announced it raised $81 million with two associated Democratic committees in May, up from $60.5 million in April.
Bidenraised $6 million in his largest single-event fundraiser on Monday night. The event was co-hosted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Former President Barack Obama will host his first virtual fundraiser with Biden on June 23.
Donald Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said guests at the campaign’s Tulsa rally on June 20 will receive a temperature check, hand sanitizer, and masks before entering the venue. He also said 1 million tickets had been requested for the event; the venue’s capacity is 19,000 people.
Trump will hold a rally in Mobile, Alabama, to support Tommy Tuberville for U.S. Senate in July. Tuberville is running against Jeff Sessions, who previously served in the Trump administration as U.S. attorney general.
Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $14 million on Sunday, marking the groups’ top online fundraising day.