DNC launching 7-figure ad buy to highlight Democrats’ efforts to lower costs

DNC launching 7-figure ad buy to highlight Democrats’ efforts to lower costs

This post was originally published on this siteThe Democratic National Committee is launching a new seven-figure TV and other media ad buy aimed at touting Democratic efforts to lower costs amid high inflation, highlighting recent victories including the signing of the climate, health care and tax bill earlier this week.

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‘Freedom Convoy’ donations are about half Canadian, half from U.S., leaked data show

‘Freedom Convoy’ donations are about half Canadian, half from U.S., leaked data show

As Canadian law enforcement dismantles “Freedom Convoy” protests blocking U.S.-Canada border crossings, the effective blockade of the capital, Ottawa, shows no signs of breaking up. Ottawa Police Services chief Peter Sloly stepped down Tuesday amid criticism of his tepid, ineffective response to the entrenched, disciplined, and logistically sophisticated occupation. As news of Sloly’s departure reached the central protest encampment, “jubilant honking blared through the city,” The New York Times reports.
“High above the clot of trucks on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, in hotel rooms just out of the fray, are the war rooms behind the operation,” run by “a team of self-appointed leaders, some with military and right-wing organizing backgrounds,” the Times reports. “On the ground,” captains oversee each occupied road and block, checking in “on the drivers ensconced in their cabs, delivering things like hot breakfasts — doling out so much food that some protesters said they have to turn it away.”
This all takes serious resources. Earlier in the three-week occupation, Sloly said a “significant” part of the funding was coming from the U.S. A hack of Christian crowdfunding site GiveGoSend on Sunday shows he was right: 56 percent of the 92,844 cataloged donors are American, according to an analysis of the leaked data by Canada’s Globe and Mail. 
On the other hand, about 52 percent of the nearly $9 million in documented donations came from Canada, versus 42 percent from the U.S., The Washington Post said. The largest single non-anonymous donation, $90,000, appears to have come from Silicon Valley billionaire Thomas Siebel. “Large donations were so significant that the top 1 percent of donors accounted for 20 per cent of all donations,” the Globe and Mail reports. “The top 10 per cent, meanwhile, accounted for nearly 50 percent of all donations. The Post broke down the U.S. donations by zip code.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act on Monday to give law enforcement more tools to dismantle the occupation in Ottawa and at border crossings, and a key part of the strategy “is about following the money,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday. “This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades.”
Canadian security analyst Jessica Davis told the CBC on Tuesday she doesn’t think freezing the accounts of protesters and organizers will immediately dissolve the Ottawa protest, but it could make life very difficult for them in the medium term.

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Trump’s political operation enters 2021 with $122 million in the bank

Trump’s political operation enters 2021 with $122 million in the bank

This post was originally published on this siteFormer President Trump’s mammoth political operation entered 2022 with more than $122 million in the bank, giving him an overwhelming edge over any potential rival should he mount another bid for the White House in 2024. Trump’s…

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Anti-abortion groups are raking in fundraising as Supreme Court decision looms

Anti-abortion groups are raking in fundraising as Supreme Court decision looms

This post was originally published on this site Susan B. Anthony List secured $20 million in pledged financial contributions, five times more than it has had at the outset of an election year over its 30-year history, (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Arizona GOP hopeful raising cash for his campaign by selling $5,800 NFTs of his book

Arizona GOP hopeful raising cash for his campaign by selling $5,800 NFTs of his book

This post was originally published on this site Conservative U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters is now offering NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) with a limit of 99 copies for his co-authored book, “Zero to One,” in his bid for one Arizona’s seats. Masters, 35, told Axios the plan is to attract support...

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Record number of US firms change tack on political spending after Jan. 6 attack

Record number of US firms change tack on political spending after Jan. 6 attack

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica DiNapoli NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of S&P 500 companies that have either stopped political giving or plan to disclose it hit a record in 2021 after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and recent social justice...

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Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention

Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention

This post was originally published on this siteLongshot challengers to Democrats’ most reviled Republican foes are starting to be seen as threats by some in their own party who fear they are distracting from midterm efforts to protect the majority.Just over a year out from what will be…

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Fetterman raises nearly $2.7 million in third quarter

Fetterman raises nearly $2.7 million in third quarter

This post was originally published on this sitePennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) raised nearly $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2021 for his Senate bid next year, bolstering his financial standing in what is expected to be a hard-fought Democratic primary.Fetterman’s campaign said in…

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