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Beto bests Bernie, raises $6.1 million in first 24 hours of 2020 campaign

Beto bests Bernie, raises $6.1 million in first 24 hours of 2020 campaign

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  • Beto is cool and the only dem my conservative neighbors have ever considered voting for. But I don’t love the fact that his presidential run announcement involved his wife gazing at him adoringly and silently, and given the choice between a law professor with government experience and a charismatic punk

    Beto is cool and the only dem my conservative neighbors have ever considered voting for. But I don’t love the fact that his presidential run announcement involved his wife gazing at him adoringly and silently, and given the choice between a law professor with government experience and a charismatic punk rocker who can transform into an old school candidate when the occasion demands it, I prefer Warren. Maybe I’d love Warren w/Beto as VP but it’s too soon to tell. As for Bernie, ummm, I dunno that he offers anything we need.

  • The incredibly crowded field of democratic candidates... who hasn't thrown their hat in the ring? For sure the ability to raise money will be a critical factor in the narrowing process and Beto had an edge here.

  • Key point from the NYT piece: "Mr. O’Rourke’s aides would not say what their average contribution was or how many total donors contributed within the first 24 hours of his bid."

  • I’ve always been amazed during the nat’l nomination cycle how much money is donated to prospective nominees. Currently we have 16 people who have entered the race with 10

    more that will likely throw their names in the hat...the reality is, maybe 3-5 will emerge as

    serious contenders while the other 11-21

    I’ve always been amazed during the nat’l nomination cycle how much money is donated to prospective nominees. Currently we have 16 people who have entered the race with 10

    more that will likely throw their names in the hat...the reality is, maybe 3-5 will emerge as

    serious contenders while the other 11-21, who have no chance of winning, continue to ask for

    contributions in hopes of a miracle....tens of millions of dollars backing people who have

    no chance of winning....I just find it interesting....emotions over objectivity I reckon...

  • Not specific to any candidate obviously, but as the campaign's start, the number of robo solicitations for campaign funds will also start. Having cut the cord, and the fixed phone line and tossed out two SIM cards in the last presidential election, really worried thatvthe new wave of spam could actually

    Not specific to any candidate obviously, but as the campaign's start, the number of robo solicitations for campaign funds will also start. Having cut the cord, and the fixed phone line and tossed out two SIM cards in the last presidential election, really worried thatvthe new wave of spam could actually be even more intrusive.

    In the last election robo calling for campaign contributions cost between $0.02-0.03 per call. Current quotations are now below a penny per call, and new more intrusive spoof and fake pops (usually from fraudulent companies sent to phones and computers as warnings or scams to extort payment using fear tactics) are being offered to campaigns.

  • I want a Bernie/Beto ticket

  • My understanding is the Beto forSenate campaign fund transferred all of it's holdings ($4.5 million) to the Beto for President campaign fund so the $6+ Million

    they're showing isn't that impressive.