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Crowded First-Quarter Field Leads To Lower Dem Fundraising | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Crowded First-Quarter Field Leads To Lower Dem Fundraising | Morning Joe | MSNBC


>>>I SEE A COUNTRY THIS QUICK>>>I SEE A COUNTRY THIS QUICK SAND, UNABLE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS SAND, UNABLE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS ABROAD, UNABLE TO MAKE THINGS ABROAD, UNABLE TO MAKE THINGS BETTER AT HOME. BETTER AT HOME. NOTHING GETS DONE. NOTHING GETS DONE. I TALK TO TEACHERS AND CHUCKTRUC I TALK TO TEACHERS AND CHUCKTRUC ARE AND– TRUCKERS AND NURSES. ARE AND– TRUCKERS AND NURSES. I TALK TO PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO I TALK TO PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO CAN’T BUY A HOME, CAN’T START A CAN’T BUY A HOME, CAN’T START A BUSINESS. BUSINESS. I TALK TO KIDS IN SCHOOL AFRAID I TALK TO KIDS IN SCHOOL AFRAID THEY’LL BE THE NEXT VICTIM OF THEY’LL BE THE NEXT VICTIM OF GUN VIOLENCE. GUN VIOLENCE. THEY SEE LAWMAKERS WHO LOVE THEY SEE LAWMAKERS WHO LOVE THEIR GUNS MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR GUNS MORE THAN THEY LOVE OUR KIDS AND NONE OF THAT IS OUR KIDS AND NONE OF THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE UNTIL WE GET A GOING TO CHANGE UNTIL WE GET A LEADER WHO IS WILLING TO GO BIG LEADER WHO IS WILLING TO GO BIG ON THE ISSUES WE TAKE ON, BE ON THE ISSUES WE TAKE ON, BE BOLD ON THE SOLUTIONS WE OFFER BOLD ON THE SOLUTIONS WE OFFER AND DO GOOD IN THE WAY THAT WE AND DO GOOD IN THE WAY THAT WE GOVERN. GOVERN. I’M READY TO SOLVE THESE I’M READY TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS. PROBLEMS. I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES.>>>ALL RIGHT.>>>ALL RIGHT. AFTER MONTHS OF SPECULATION, AFTER MONTHS OF SPECULATION, ERIC SWALWELL OF CALIFORNIA, HAS ERIC SWALWELL OF CALIFORNIA, HAS THROWN HIS HAT INTO THE RACE. THROWN HIS HAT INTO THE RACE. SWALWELL HAS BEEN A PROMINENT SWALWELL HAS BEEN A PROMINENT VOICE ON RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN VOICE ON RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN U.S. ELECTIONS AND OTHER U.S. ELECTIONS AND OTHER INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S DEALINGS WITH ADMINISTRATION’S DEALINGS WITH FOREIGN POWERS. FOREIGN POWERS. HE’S ALSO MADE GUN REFORM A TOP HE’S ALSO MADE GUN REFORM A TOP PRIORITY DURING HIS TIME IN PRIORITY DURING HIS TIME IN CONGRESS. CONGRESS. HIS FIRST MAJOR EVENT AS A HIS FIRST MAJOR EVENT AS A CANDIDATE WILL BE A TOWN HALL ON CANDIDATE WILL BE A TOWN HALL ON ENDING GUN VIOLENCE LATER TODAY, ENDING GUN VIOLENCE LATER TODAY, JUST 13 MILES FROM MARJORIEY JUST 13 MILES FROM MARJORIEY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARK LAND, FLORIDA. PARK LAND, FLORIDA. AND MINNESOTA GOVERNOR AMY AND MINNESOTA GOVERNOR AMY KLOBUCHAR’S CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED KLOBUCHAR’S CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY SHE HAS RAISED $5.2 YESTERDAY SHE HAS RAISED $5.2 MILLION IN THE FIRST SEVEN WEEKS MILLION IN THE FIRST SEVEN WEEKS OF HER 2020 BID. OF HER 2020 BID. SHE SAID THE AVERAGE ONLINE SHE SAID THE AVERAGE ONLINE DONATION MADE WAS $40 AND THAT DONATION MADE WAS $40 AND THAT 85% OF DONORS GAVE LESS THAN 85% OF DONORS GAVE LESS THAN $100. $100. KLOBUCHAR’S FIRST QUARTER KLOBUCHAR’S FIRST QUARTER FUND-RAISING TOTALS PUTS HER FUND-RAISING TOTALS PUTS HER JUST AHEAD OF NEW JERSEY SENATOR JUST AHEAD OF NEW JERSEY SENATOR CORY BOOKER WHO ANNOUNCED OVER CORY BOOKER WHO ANNOUNCED OVER THE WEEKEND $5 MILLION BUT THE WEEKEND $5 MILLION BUT BEHIND SOUTH BEND, INDIANA MAYOR BEHIND SOUTH BEND, INDIANA MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG WHO HAS RAISED $7 PETE BUTTIGIEG WHO HAS RAISED $7 MILLION FOR HIS POTENTIAL MILLION FOR HIS POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. HOWEVER, SOME DEMOCRATS ARE HOWEVER, SOME DEMOCRATS ARE VOICING CONCERNS ABOUT THE LOW VOICING CONCERNS ABOUT THE LOW FUND-RAISING TOTALS BEING POSTED FUND-RAISING TOTALS BEING POSTED BY THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC FIELD. BY THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC FIELD. RUFUS GIFFORD, THE FORM ARE RUFUS GIFFORD, THE FORM ARE FINANCE DIRECTOR FOR PRESIDENT FINANCE DIRECTOR FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA’S REELECTION CAMPAIGN OBAMA’S REELECTION CAMPAIGN TWEETED YESTERDAY SAYING, QUOTE, TWEETED YESTERDAY SAYING, QUOTE, I HAVE TO SAY I’M CONCERNED BY I HAVE TO SAY I’M CONCERNED BY HOW LITTLE MONEY THE 2020 DEM HOW LITTLE MONEY THE 2020 DEM CANDIDATE ARE RAISING. CANDIDATE ARE RAISING. THE LAST TIME THERE WAS A LARGE THE LAST TIME THERE WAS A LARGE FIELD IN 2000, HILLARY CLINTON, FIELD IN 2000, HILLARY CLINTON, BARACK OBAMA AND JOHN EDWARDS BARACK OBAMA AND JOHN EDWARDS RAISED BIG TOTALS. RAISED BIG TOTALS. SO FAR EVERY CANDIDATE TO SO FAR EVERY CANDIDATE TO RELEASE THEIR NUMBERS HAVE RELEASE THEIR NUMBERS HAVE POSTED SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN POSTED SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE $26 RAISED BY CLINTON AND THE $26 RAISED BY CLINTON AND THE $25 MILLION RAISED BY OBAMA THE $25 MILLION RAISED BY OBAMA IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THEIR IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THEIR PRIME RIP BATTLEARY BATTLE. PRIME RIP BATTLEARY BATTLE.>>JOHN HEILEMANN, WHAT IS THE>>JOHN HEILEMANN, WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THESE DEMOCRATS IMPACT OF THESE DEMOCRATS RAISING SO FEW DOLLARS? RAISING SO FEW DOLLARS?>>I WOULDN’T EXACTLY SAY IT’S>>I WOULDN’T EXACTLY SAY IT’S SO FEW DOLLARS, JOE. SO FEW DOLLARS, JOE. IN 2008, YOU HAD HILLARY IN 2008, YOU HAD HILLARY CLINTON, A FUND-RAISING CLINTON, A FUND-RAISING JUGGERNAUT AND BARACK OBAMA, WHO JUGGERNAUT AND BARACK OBAMA, WHO WAS A STAR ON THE RISE IN A WAY WAS A STAR ON THE RISE IN A WAY THAT THE PARTY OR VERY FEW OF THAT THE PARTY OR VERY FEW OF THE DEMOCRATS THIS TIME AROUND THE DEMOCRATS THIS TIME AROUND WERE. WERE. IT WAS CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING IT WAS CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING OF THAT RACE IT WAS A OF THAT RACE IT WAS A THREE-PERSON RACE. THREE-PERSON RACE. THERE WERE EIGHT OR NINE PEOPLE THERE WERE EIGHT OR NINE PEOPLE IN THE FIELD BUT OBAMA, CLINTON, IN THE FIELD BUT OBAMA, CLINTON, EDWARDS WERE SEEN FROM THE EDWARDS WERE SEEN FROM THE BEGINNING AS THE TOP TIER. BEGINNING AS THE TOP TIER. NOW THERE ARE SO MANY CANDIDATES NOW THERE ARE SO MANY CANDIDATES THAT ARE ALL COMPETING FOR THAT ARE ALL COMPETING FOR DOLLARS AND THERE’S SO LITTLE DOLLARS AND THERE’S SO LITTLE CLARITY ABOUT THE SHAPE OF THE CLARITY ABOUT THE SHAPE OF THE FIELD THAT A LOT OF TRADITIONAL FIELD THAT A LOT OF TRADITIONAL BIG DOLLAR DONORS ARE WAITING TO BIG DOLLAR DONORS ARE WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE FIELD IS BEFORE SEE WHAT THE FIELD IS BEFORE THEY MAKE A DETERMINATION ABOUT THEY MAKE A DETERMINATION ABOUT WHO THEY WANT TO BE WITH AND THE WHO THEY WANT TO BE WITH AND THE LOW DOLLAR IS NOW THE WAY THAT LOW DOLLAR IS NOW THE WAY THAT PEOPLE TEND TO RAISE. PEOPLE TEND TO RAISE. SO THE COMBINATION OF THE CHANGE SO THE COMBINATION OF THE CHANGE IN THE FUND-RAISING LANDSCAPE IN THE FUND-RAISING LANDSCAPE WITH THIS VERY POPULATED, WITH THIS VERY POPULATED, CROWDED FIELD, WITH IT BEING AN CROWDED FIELD, WITH IT BEING AN UNSETTLED FIELD — IT’S FAIR TO UNSETTLED FIELD — IT’S FAIR TO COMPARE THE TWO BUT I’D BE COMPARE THE TWO BUT I’D BE INTERESTED WHERE WE ARE IN THE INTERESTED WHERE WE ARE IN THE THIRD QUARTER AFTER A COUPLE OF THIRD QUARTER AFTER A COUPLE OF DEBATES HAVE SHAKEN OUT AND IT’S DEBATES HAVE SHAKEN OUT AND IT’S A LITTLE CLEARER WHAT THE TOP A LITTLE CLEARER WHAT THE TOP TIER OF THE RACE IS, WHETHER TIER OF THE RACE IS, WHETHER THEY’RE STILL STRUGGLING OR THEY’RE STILL STRUGGLING OR FALLING SHORT TO RAISE MONEY. FALLING SHORT TO RAISE MONEY. THAT WOULD BE A GREATER CONCERN THAT WOULD BE A GREATER CONCERN FOR DEMOCRATS AT THE MOMENT. FOR DEMOCRATS AT THE MOMENT. IT’S SUCH A CRAZY FIELD RIGHT IT’S SUCH A CRAZY FIELD RIGHT NOW, I WOULDN’T BE AS CONCERNED NOW, I WOULDN’T BE AS CONCERNED IF I WERE A RUFUS GIFFORD, I IF I WERE A RUFUS GIFFORD, I MIGHT THINK ABOUT THE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THE PERSPECTIVE FROM THAT POINT OF PERSPECTIVE FROM THAT POINT OF VIEW. VIEW.>>BUT, GENE, YOU LOOK AT ALL>>BUT, GENE, YOU LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE JUMPING IN THE PEOPLE THAT ARE JUMPING IN AND THERE DOES SEEM TO BE A NEW AND THERE DOES SEEM TO BE A NEW CANDIDATE EVERY DAY. CANDIDATE EVERY DAY. OBVIOUSLY THERE’S A CROWDING OUT OBVIOUSLY THERE’S A CROWDING OUT EFFECT. EFFECT. NOBODY’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO NOBODY’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO RAISE A TON OF MONEY AND THE RAISE A TON OF MONEY AND THE BUNDLERS, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE BUNDLERS, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE DRIVING THOSE CLINTON NUMBERS TO DRIVING THOSE CLINTON NUMBERS TO 26 MILLION AND THE OBAMA NUMBERS 26 MILLION AND THE OBAMA NUMBERS TO 25 MILLION, THEY’RE DOING THE TO 25 MILLION, THEY’RE DOING THE SMART THING RIGHT NOW. SMART THING RIGHT NOW. THEY’RE SITTING ON THE SIDELINE THEY’RE SITTING ON THE SIDELINE BECAUSE THIS IS LIKE PEOPLE BECAUSE THIS IS LIKE PEOPLE MILLING INTO A NATIONAL’S MILLING INTO A NATIONAL’S BASEBALL GAME LIKE AN HOUR BASEBALL GAME LIKE AN HOUR BEFORE THE GAME. BEFORE THE GAME. THE STANDS ARE SLOWLY FILLING THE STANDS ARE SLOWLY FILLING UP. UP. YOU JUST DON’T KNOW HOW MANY YOU JUST DON’T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THERE BY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THERE BY THE END. THE END.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>YEAH, YEAH. BUT I MEAN, IT’S STARTING TO GET BUT I MEAN, IT’S STARTING TO GET A LITTLE WORRISOME HOW MANY A LITTLE WORRISOME HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THERE, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THERE, JOE. JOE. I MEAN, LOOK, WHO’S NOT RUNNING? I MEAN, LOOK, WHO’S NOT RUNNING? I MEAN, EVERYBODY SO FAR WHO WE I MEAN, EVERYBODY SO FAR WHO WE THOUGHT MIGHT, KIND OF, SORT OF THOUGHT MIGHT, KIND OF, SORT OF MAYBE RUN IS ACTUALLY RUNNING. MAYBE RUN IS ACTUALLY RUNNING. AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, I THINK AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, I THINK JOHN HEILEMANN’S POINT IS A GOOD JOHN HEILEMANN’S POINT IS A GOOD ONE. ONE. THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM THAT THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM THAT OBVIOUSLY THE MONEY IS KIND OF OBVIOUSLY THE MONEY IS KIND OF SPREAD OUT AND THE BUNDLERS ARE SPREAD OUT AND THE BUNDLERS ARE SITTING ON THE SIDELINE. SITTING ON THE SIDELINE. AT SOME POINT THIS FIELD DOES AT SOME POINT THIS FIELD DOES HAVE TO START TO DIFFERENTIATE. HAVE TO START TO DIFFERENTIATE. THERE’S SO MANY CANDIDATES THAT THERE’S SO MANY CANDIDATES THAT IT’S GETTING TO BE TIME NOW IT’S GETTING TO BE TIME NOW WHERE WE START TO IDENTIFY A TOP WHERE WE START TO IDENTIFY A TOP TIER AND A MIDDLE TIER AND THEN TIER AND A MIDDLE TIER AND THEN THE REST. THE REST. AND THEY NEED TO START RAISING AND THEY NEED TO START RAISING SOME MONEY, BUILDING SOME SOME MONEY, BUILDING SOME ORGANIZATION, GETTING OUT THERE, ORGANIZATION, GETTING OUT THERE, GETTING THAT NAME RECOGNITION. GETTING THAT NAME RECOGNITION. SO I GUESS I SHARE A BIT OF SO I GUESS I SHARE A BIT OF GIFFORD’S CONCERNS THAT NOBODY GIFFORD’S CONCERNS THAT NOBODY IS REALLY SHOOTING OUT THE IS REALLY SHOOTING OUT THE LIGHTS, NOT EVEN BERNIE. LIGHTS, NOT EVEN BERNIE.>>BUT YOU KNOW, WILLIE, IF>>BUT YOU KNOW, WILLIE, IF YOU’RE JOE BIDEN, YOU LOVE HOW YOU’RE JOE BIDEN, YOU LOVE HOW THIS IS SHAPING UP. THIS IS SHAPING UP. YOU HAVE 20, 25, MAYBE 30 YOU HAVE 20, 25, MAYBE 30 CANDIDATES BY THE END TO SPLIT CANDIDATES BY THE END TO SPLIT UP THE FIELD AND THEN YOU’RE JOE UP THE FIELD AND THEN YOU’RE JOE BIDEN SITTING THERE WITH — YOU BIDEN SITTING THERE WITH — YOU WALK IN DAY ONE WITH 35% OF THE WALK IN DAY ONE WITH 35% OF THE VOTE. VOTE. A NEW SOUTH CAROLINA POLL OUT A NEW SOUTH CAROLINA POLL OUT THERE YESTERDAY SHOWING HE’S THERE YESTERDAY SHOWING HE’S DOMINATING IN SOUTH CAROLINA AS DOMINATING IN SOUTH CAROLINA AS WELL. WELL. AGAIN, YOU’RE THE ONE THAT HAS AGAIN, YOU’RE THE ONE THAT HAS THE NAME I.D. AND THAT’S LEADING THE NAME I.D. AND THAT’S LEADING ALL THE EARLY POLLS, YOU WANT ALL THE EARLY POLLS, YOU WANT 25, 30 CANDIDATES THAT ARE CUT. 25, 30 CANDIDATES THAT ARE CUT.>>THAT’S WHERE A LOT OF THOSE>>THAT’S WHERE A LOT OF THOSE TRADITIONAL DEMOCRATIC DONORS TRADITIONAL DEMOCRATIC DONORS ARE SITTING, WAITING FOR SOME OF ARE SITTING, WAITING FOR SOME OF THE OBAMA MONEY. THE OBAMA MONEY. ASIDE FROM JOE BIDEN, WE’RE ASIDE FROM JOE BIDEN, WE’RE WAITING TO SEE IF SETH MOLTEN, WAITING TO SEE IF SETH MOLTEN, TERRY McAL I, TEARDK McAULIFFE, TERRY McAL I, TEARDK McAULIFFE, ABRAMS — ABRAMS –>>AND BENNETT.>>AND BENNETT.>>BENNETT GETS IN.>>BENNETT GETS IN.>>AND THE MONTANA GOVERNOR,>>AND THE MONTANA GOVERNOR, HE’S A GREAT CANDIDATE AS WELL. HE’S A GREAT CANDIDATE AS WELL.>>THAT’S GOING TO BE 30>>THAT’S GOING TO BE 30 CANDIDATES, WILLIE. CANDIDATES, WILLIE.>>WE’LL NEED STADIUM SEATING>>WE’LL NEED STADIUM SEATING GOING RIGHT UP THE SIDE. GOING RIGHT UP THE SIDE. IT’S VERY EARLY IN THE RACE. IT’S VERY EARLY IN THE RACE. THIS FIELD WILL GET WINNOWED THIS FIELD WILL GET WINNOWED DOWN. DOWN. AND TO MANY, THIS WAS PREFERABLY AND TO MANY, THIS WAS PREFERABLY TO BEFORE. TO BEFORE. IT WILL TAKE TIME BUT PEOPLE IT WILL TAKE TIME BUT PEOPLE WILL FALL TO THE WAYSIDE. WILL FALL TO THE WAYSIDE. OUT OF THESE 23 OR 25 PEOPLE, OUT OF THESE 23 OR 25 PEOPLE, THEY WILL FIND SOMEBODY WHO CAN THEY WILL FIND SOMEBODY WHO CAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP. BEAT DONALD TRUMP.>>STILL AHEAD, WE’RE GOING TO>>STILL AHEAD, WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE TALK TO A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE ABOUT WHAT SHE THINKS THE TRUMP ABOUT WHAT SHE THINKS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHOULD DO IN ADMINISTRATION SHOULD DO IN ORDER TO ADDRESS SECURITY.

  • Everyone of these people are LIARS. They are pandering to people. Saying stuff like, FREE healthcare, FREE College, Reparations, FREE money even if you don't want to work, Saying IMMIGRANTS instead of ILLEGALS,ย  LYING about 12 years til the End of Mankind (technically speaking). FREE anything is NOT Free. Especially Healthcare and College, that would cost 10-15 TRILLION per year, until everyone said, WHAT? Free college/ I'm going BACK to school, that would increase well above the 10-15 Trillion. I don't want to work, give me money. REALLY? You ancestors were slaves, here's what? $1…$1,000..$10,000, $1,00,000? Who pays? Only 6% of Americans then owned slaves, so who has to pay?ย  Concentrate on AMERICA and it's CITIZENS. Not Illegals or the rest of the world to make sure they are taken care of. WE, AMERICA, have POOR people, ABUSED Kids, Drug Problems, MURDERS. So when WE are 100%, THEN we will start helping others.

  • Bernie Sanders has out-raised every other candidate. Bernie is also leading in the polls by a huge margin. His rallies are drawing crowds of truly enormous size — something that we haven't seen since Obama was campaigning in 2008. Not that I would expect the corporate media to actually report these facts.

  • THE PEOPLE WANT IS A GOVERNMENT THAT's OPEN HONEST FAIR AND FREE THAT RESPOND'S QUICKLY TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AND ACT's ACCORDINGLY. ALL WE WANT IS A GOVERNMENT THAT RESPONDS TO THE THEIR'PEOPLE!!!

  • Hello Mika.๐Ÿ‘‹.
    Exceptional reporting, Mika.๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.
    Keep on digging, Mika.๐Ÿ‘.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Patience democrats, patience.๐Ÿ‘.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Proceed. Exceptional fundraising, democratic presidential candidates.๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.

  • I think most people realize that after Mueller's report Trump pretty much has re-election wrapped up. So there's not much reason to waste money on the Dems. Also, Obama and Hillary did not use the phrase "white supremacy", so they got donations from white folks. But now that the Dems are an openly racist, anti-white party, that source of money is gone. The best they can do is fight over the scraps from the poorest 20% of the pop.

  • I've said it before and I will say it again – Donnie is going to be re-elected. This Dem field is too weak. America, get ready for another 4 years of MAGA TV villain spectacular!

  • THIS IS MAGA COUNTRY!!!

    TRUMP WILL STEAMROLL THE OPPOSITION IN 2020!!!

    MAGA!!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • I agree with John. I don't think the amount each candidate has raised is a small amount. I also agree that most people are waiting to see how the field gets narrowed down.

  • They arent raising fewer total dollars, its just getting spread out more because there are too many announced candidates. Most of them arent serious candidates anyway, theyre just trying to build national name rec for future runs.

  • I think it's great that the Dems are inviting so many into the race. It helps us see what issues are most important to the people.

  • 15 shot, 3 fatally, in Chicago Monday – black holocaust continues in dem cities – PLEASE SAVE LIVES AND VOTE RED.

  • I get bugged that the dems are using money as a measure…we are supposed to be getting money OUT of politics

  • As a Canadian, while I have no vote in the next election, i'm captivated by the politics of our southern neighbour. That being said, i've been following fairly closely the campaign of Andrew Yang (yang2020.com) who's central political pillar is that of UBI. I'm still surprised that much of the mainstream media outlets barely feature him or his ideas. Case in point @5:10 when the graphic of the Democratic contenders show up…Andrew Yang is not even pictured there. I urge Americans to look at him and his campaign as well as his various podcast interviews. He offers many practical and clear proposals and is not afraid to talk to the "other side". He's spoken on Fox News, had an interview with Ben Shapiro, as well as with Joe Rogan. He's already made the Dem debate threshold and I hope the many more Americans see him and what such a person can do for the country. I wish we had someone as visionary and practical for our country.

  • Perhaps the Democrats should donate their money to issues in the New Green deal instead of campaigns, put it to some real use ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Give Mayor Pete a good look. Be nice to have the smartest and brightest leading us. I mean we usually have the best Astronauts leading missions …right? Maybe we ought to have the same high requirements for one of thee most important offices on the planet too eh?

  • SOON THERE WILL COME A NEW DAY WHEN THE PEOPLE WILL STEP FOREWORD AND SAY OUR FOREFATHER GAVE US A MISSION GET OUT OF OUR WAY. AND THEN FOR THE VARY FIRST TIME THE REAL MAJORITY WILL RULE. REMEMBER VOTE BLUE!!! " BLUE IS COOL "

  • How come politicians only report the $$$ but not the number of people who contributed them? That will give the nation a better feel for who is truly leading.

  • >Dat Bernie Bling
    Where Tulsi at? She gon be VP. She's so badass: a 38 year old Major in the National Guard hot surfer chick with so much balls she make eearyone else look newturd.

  • Kamala Harris to win, place or show. She isn't a good person by any means. Just the one most connected and least stupid.

  • Hillary Clinton out raised more corporate money than Bernie Sanders and Trump combined in 2016. And Hillary still lost the electoral college map to the worst presidential candidate in history in trump.

  • Hmmmm several candidates dont want big money donors like big oil, big pharma, etc. Plus people need a change from the old establishment candidates ( Biden, Clinton etc)

  • As far as the eye can see….nothing but losers who's only reason to run is skimming campaign money and being able to claim "former presidential candidate" on the cover of their future book.

  • I maybe be mistaken here, but I don't recall this, the amount of money being raised in the 1st quarter, being a topic in the last elections, when we had all the Republicans running for office. And another point, this time you really do have to take in consideration, when you talk about how much Hillary and or Obama had at this point in their campaigns; that they were accepting corporate donations, Bernie Sanders doesn't.

  • GILLIBRAND FAMILY INVOLVED IN NXIVM CULT LMFAO!!!! CROOKED HILLARY ALSO !!!! NO ONE WALKS AWAY FROM THIS Q

  • i'm not concerned at all, think about this, in 2016 republicans raised record fundraising money in US history and it encouraged 19 runners to never drop out because they had so much money to throw away, and look what happened, too many stayed in for too long and trump was able to take them out easily as a result, this is donors learning from republicans and waiting out the losers to drop out quick, then once it comes down to just 5 runners, they'll start making their bids that stands out, but as long as dumb girls thinks they're smart enough to be presidents, not naming any names, no donor is going to take freshmen dems seriously right now, especially if their policy stances are to blow up the economy by breaking up the banks and throwing anti-trusts against google and amazon

  • Well if Bernie Sanders was just another corrupt politician, he would be sitting at around 25 million thanks to large corporate donors. But heโ€™s not taking and corporate money or doing these expensive fundraising dinners. Of course MSNBC isnโ€™t going to mention this.

  • Don't bet on a women. Don't bet on someone with the 'socialist' agenda. Don't bet on Biden..He's not interested in it really.. (I'll be back with more unasked for advice:)

  • Doesn't look like BERNIE raised significantly less according to your graphic. It also doesn't point out Hillary and Barack included large corporate donations. Bernie's corporate donations….0%. BERNIE ๐ŸŒŽ 2o2o

  • Anthony Weiner just announced he's running for president. He chose Eric Holder for running mate.
    Weiner/Holder 2020

  • It's a GOOD thing they're raising less- it means that they (or most of them) are refusing super PAC donations. Not to mention, there's so many candidates- so the donations are dispersed. It's simple.

  • Everyone is overestimating the amount of money needed in an internet connected 21st Century world. The kicker will be the debates with Bernie spieling his 12 year old message, Biden spewing a professionally crafted set of answers, everyone else speaking in real time, and/or some combination of the above.

  • You can always count on MSNBC to push for more money in politics so more politicans can bought.
    I wonder who Comcast is backing in the election this time.

  • I haven't donated to anyone yet because I'm waiting for the field to narrow a bit. I don't have a lot to give so I want it to go to someone who I think can go the distance. I really like most of the candidates and would give them money. The only serious candidate I don't like much is Bernie, but I'd vote for him if he were the nominee. I doubt I'd give him money though.

  • Corporate clowns complaining that Dems fundraising is so low… except they never mention Obama and Clinton got money from big donors… #FakeNews

  • These dems are fundraising for Clinton's campaign even before she announces. Some pretend to not even be aware of this fact.

  • The insanity and stupidity of the democratic field of candidates leads to lower Dem fundraising. fixed it for you.

  • Its funny how you actually think you are choosing๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. We all know the Dccc is going prop who they want up regardless who you vote or donate money. How quickly we forget 2016 when you have been brainwashed by hate propaganda

  • The Dems chances of winning in 2020 are as likely as attempting to stop a snowstorm in Antarctica in mid winter.
    It ain't gonna happen.

  • Our elections TAKE WAY TOO LONG because media starts salivating the day after the previous election! Wonder why fundraising totals are low? Our politicians never solve problems! NEVER! We all know most of them are running just to raise money and be more famous for the lecture circuit later. I'll take the most honest of them, the one who has walked the walk all of his career: Bernie.

  • There should be little to no campaign funding. We have PBS and NPR. Candidates should have equal time using both. No more attack ads or ads in general on commercial TV/radio. Fact checking mandated before they're able to publish to PBS and NPR. We need to stop enabling lies and deception that Trump has redefined to new levels.

  • They have the establishment talk fine tuned…..this election will make them look like fools again. Doi……

  • Individual parliamentary candidates in New Zealand are allowed to spend NZ$26,100 and parties can only spend NZ$2,964,100 collectively. Attack ads are illegal and there is some public financing of advertising spots.

  • I guess you people can eat platitudes and dreams. I am going with Yang and his numbers with his plan so I can get that bag!

  • Amazing that when you remove corporate donations, that donations go down!

    And corporate Democrats are shocked!

    if only we could raise more money from the corporate benefactors who always donate more to the Republicans, just like Hillary did.

  • This blogger has become quite glad to see the popularity of the audio podcast take off, its tiresome to see politicians and journalists fake themselves up on televison, the females in trashy excessive make-up schemes, and the males phoneyed themselves up in over dye hair treatments, all to appear twenty-years younger, that only manage to take away from their message and journalism โ€ฆas we televison viewers try, and have to chip away at all that inauthentic facial and hair crapโ€ฆ

  • the lower group need to drop out free up some of that money, specially if they don't make it on the debate stage! #CREEPY JOE STAY HOME! AWAY FROM FEMALES! #BERNIE2020

  • Andrew Yang??? Hmmm…..i give MSNBC/CNN another 5 -10 years. We may be fully reliant on news delivered online in the near future if this keeps up.

  • Morning Joe, love u show and u called out Moscow Mitch. Watching everyday. There is a bias again Andrew Yang? One of my favorite news network msnbc is not giving this man yang a fair shake. Hopefully, msnbc will give him a fair shoot. I donโ€™t agree with Mr. Yang putting the whole country in welfare system but this is democracy. He deserve to have his idea n saying as a presidential candidate. like Fox News, msnbs you guys are dishonor your network. The more u point out Vice Pres. Biden. The more the trump supporter is going to look into Yang. Give the man a fair shake.

  • Want to hear more on Andrew Yang plan on privatizing gun grip …and would love to hear more about all his other ideas on how to move our country forward.

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