Biden, DNC outraise Trump and RNC for second consecutive month

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July 2, 2020: The Biden campaign and Democratic National Committee raised $141 million in June. A group of approximately 200 George W. Bush administration officials formed a super PAC, 43 Alumni for Biden. blank    blankblank   


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Notable Quote of the Day

“After the 2012 election, the GOP ‘autopsy’ argued that Republicans simply could not win in the future if they were an all-white party; they had to find ways to reach out to racial minorities and young people to assure them that they were welcome in the GOP. In 2016, Trump essentially said ‘To hell with that,’ realizing there was a strong appetite within the party for a reactionary campaign built on anger and resentment at precisely the diversification of the country to which other Republicans wanted to adapt.

It worked — but only once. And if Trump does lose this time, the Republicans may finally take the advice Trump forced them to reject four years ago, and put the Southern Strategy in the past.”

– Paul Waldman, The New York Times

Election Updates

  • The Joe Biden campaign and Democratic National Committee raised $141 million in June. Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee brought in $131 million over the same time period. Both campaigns had record months. This is the second consecutive month that Biden outraised Trump.

  • A group of approximately 200 George W. Bush administration officials has formed a super PAC, 43 Alumni for Biden, to support Biden’s presidential campaign. The group said they will “engage and mobilize disenchanted GOP voters.”

  • Biden criticized China’s new national security law targeting Hong Kong on Wednesday. He said he would “prohibit U.S. companies from abetting repression and supporting the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state” and impose economic sanctions if Beijing threatened Americans’ First Amendment rights.

  • Biden assembled a group of 600 lawyers and thousands of volunteers to prepare for potential legal issues surrounding the 2020 presidential election.

  • Trump is hosting a Fourth of July celebration on the National Mall. As many as 300,000 face masks will be available for those who want them.

Flashback: July 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton participated in a voluntary interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the private email server she used while secretary of state.blank

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