Trump Beats Biden in Crucial Campaign Metric
Discussion posted by: David McNamara
President Donald Trump took in $165 million for his re-election effort in the month of July, a sum that that surpasses what his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, raised during the same period. But a massive cash-on-hand advantage that once gave the Republican a significant competitive edge has largely been closed. Biden and the Democratic Party are now reporting that they are just $6 million shy of the $300 million that the president and the Republican National Committee have banked. The money puts the two on a virtually even footing that will allow both to saturate the airwaves with advertising, fund get-out-the-vote efforts and mobilize supporters — even if it has to be done virtually in many cases due to the coronavirus.