|October 16, 2020: Three individuals linked to Biden campaign travel tested positive for COVID-19. Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee, and joint fundraising committees raised $248 million in September.
“Wisconsin is proof that politicos have short memories. In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry carried Wisconsin by just 0.4 percentage points — making it the closest state in the country. Four years earlier, it had been even closer — Democrat Al Gore won the Badger State by just 5,708 votes, or 0.2 points.
But Democrat Barack Obama really connected with Wisconsin voters, winning the state by 14 points in 2008 and 7 points in 2012. Going into 2016, that contributed to a sense that Wisconsin was a safe bet for Hillary Clinton — part of the mythical ‘blue wall.’ It had, after all, voted Democratic in seven consecutive presidential elections by that point.
We all know what happened next: Now-President Trump carried Wisconsin by 0.8 percentage points, reaffirming its status as a swing state. It was the third time in five presidential elections that Wisconsin was decided by less than a point.”
– Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight
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Flashback: October 16, 2016
The New York Times reported that Donald Trump began October 2016 with $75 million in cash on hand, while Hillary Clinton had roughly $150 million.
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