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Donations the king of Trump has more money than he takes

by Monday all of the candidates for the US presidential election of 2020, had to send their donations in the first three months of the year to the Federal electoral authority. On Tuesday, the authority published the data. The donation receipt is a good indication of the prospects of success of the candidates, if not the only one. Until the election in November next year it is something, because a lot can happen. But first Trends are discernible. The donation Performance of the democratic candidates, for example, is good, but not outstanding. We present the six candidates with the best opportunities – including the US President:

Donald Trump
The President has a decisive advantage, he has in the Republican party, so far only one other candidate: the former Governor, and declared to be Trump-opponent Bill Weld. The only Outside chance in the primaries, however, are given. In the fight to donate money Trump in his political camp is virtually unrivaled. His campaign gained $ 39 million in the first three months of the year.

Trump, however, has a further advantage. Unlike most democratic candidates, he collects only since the beginning of the year. His re-election campaign has taken her to work with his office. So he has to get a total of 168 million dollars – more than any President before him to this time. Most democratic candidates rely mainly on small donations from ordinary citizens. Trump takes what he can get. He has managed but also that of his Fans, a steady donation stream of small amounts of lands under 200 dollars to his campaign accounts. A good half of its revenue comes from it.

However, Trumps people spend a lot of money: in the first three months of the year, 47.5 million Dollar, more than they have taken. A lot of money flowing right now in TV, Radio and Internet advertising. His regular campaign events cost plenty of money. And of course the many employees. A little bit of money flows back into trump's pockets. 214'944 dollars went around to Trumps Golf Hotel, Mar-a-Lago in Florida.

Bernie Sanders
The 76-year-old Senator from Vermont is leading the growing field of democratic candidates in the polls. Before him, Joe Biden, Vice President under Barack Obama, but has not announced his candidacy yet. Sanders' donations are significantly higher than those of all other candidates of the Democrats. Although he's only started in mid-February. 18.2 million dollars has taken his campaign in the first quarter. With 74 percent of Sanders can be recorded by far the highest proportion of small donations under $ 200. Money from the so-called PACs, he does not accept. The companies and corporations with money pumped electoral assistance associations, to sometimes promote a dubious political objectives of their donors.

Sanders has managed to bind his campaign in 2016, many fans – and win new ones. Sanders, the 2015 belächelter geek was in the election campaign started, was Hillary Clinton so dangerous that the democratic Establishment had to work with Tricks to secure Clinton a clear majority on the nomination of the democratic national Convention at the end of July 2016. It is especially young Americans, the Sanders are consequences, because they have recognised that the social systems in the USA are unfair, and broken.

Its target audience is different: There are the people with mid-to low-or no-income, which he wants to give hope to a life in Dignity. And may have elected in 2016, Trump. The U.S. President now had to witness how Sanders stood on his favorite channel Fox News for an hour to answer. It didn't please him, apparently.

Kamala Harris
The Senator from California advertises itself as the joyful warrior, as a cheerful warrior. She has managed in her short time in the Senate to attract national attention, especially with intense and bare the questioning of Ministers and high officials of the Trump government. It is currently on rank three of the donations ranking. Twelve million dollars collected them. A lot of the money comes from Tech giants, such as the former Facebook Manager Alex Stamos, or of actors such as Ben Affleck, or Elizabeth Banks. The proportion of small donations is a good third. The former Prosecutor has in addition hundreds of thousands of dollars from employees of large law firms.

Beto O'rourke
The Texan has let the Democrats in the past year, dream about it, to win after a very long time back a Senate seat in Texas. He has only lost narrowly, but the whole of the country with his campaign electrified. Now he wants to go to the White house, and it's not bad for him. Nine million dollars he collected in the first quarter. Although he has only declared in mid-March, his candidacy, a month after Bernie Sanders. His success, however, is difficult to explain. He is not a particularly charismatic speaker. And in terms of content, it remains rather vague. The Online magazine Politico ran a headline recently: "The big idea? Beto has not."

Pete Buttigieg
the mayor of The 100'000 inhabitants of the city of South Bend in Indiana would have hardly dreamt that he would leave after a short time in the race already seasoned senators like Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobucher, and Cory Booker. From the Stand, he collected 7.1 million Dolla r. Buttigieg is at the age of 37 the youngest candidate in the race, that makes him interesting. He is a soldier and gay, believer, Ex -, rather to the left, and he speaks openly about all the political topics. In a conservative state like Indiana, a Vice-President Mike Pence comes, whose homophobic views are well documented. Buttigieg SideShow now in addition to his citizens meisterjob through the talk shows of the Nation and was also seen on Fox News.

Elizabeth Warren
Some say, the Senator could be located considerably further forward. If you wouldn't do it themselves. Six million dollars collected in the first quarter. Only, some say. Warren waived only on the money from PACs. She also refuses large private donors. At least in the pre-election campaign these rules: No private Dinner for money apply in your campaign, no appearances on going to these fundraisers in your favor. No performances in front of potential patrons, the scout, which candidates might fit to you. The can give her all the money, but a preferred treatment, you do not get it. In an internal dispute over this strategy Warren has even lost its chief financial officer. She stands rather in the small living room in front of a dozen supporters and keeps their campaign speeches. You will find, it should only be about content and concepts. Bernie Sanders, the fights with her in the same strata of voters. And clearly in front of her. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 17.04.2019, 19:55 PM

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