Joe Biden’s campaign has raised more money than Donald Trump’s as the race enters its final days.
Connecticut residents donated nearly $61,000 to Biden’s presidential campaign in June, while state residents gave about $33,000 to Trump.
As the pandemic poses new challenges in raising money, political candidates need campaign cash more than ever.
Yet Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who has not had a tough race in decades, appears unconcerned about the fundraising disadvantage.
Republican challengers are struggling to raise money and win name recognition in a time of social distancing.
In the last quarter of 2019, Biden raised $507,778 from Connecticut donors with the help of an October fundraiser hosted by Gov. Ned Lamont.
Pete Buttigieg raised $247,181 in the third quarter and President Donald Trump raised $246,325 from Connecticut supporters.
Rep. Jahana Hayes’ re-election effort has been helped by fellow Democrats and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
While it’s still early, Connecticut residents are beginning to make their picks among candidates in a very crowded Democratic field.
But the top donors to Rep. Jahana Hayes’s campaign were fellow Democratic lawmakers.
The amount raised by the delegation is less than the amount the lawmakers raised during the same period two years ago.
WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Elizabeth Esty left Congress with lots of leftover campaign cash, even after spending thousands feting former supporters.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal continued his campaign against acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Monday, requesting a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into whether Whitaker violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits government employees from participating in political activities.
WASHINGTON – Democratic Rep. Jim Himes is spending more money on the races of other Democratic candidates than he is on his own, while his Republican challenger Harry Arora, raised less than $9,000 in campaign cash this summer. Himes donated to the campaigns of more than 70 House Democrats in the last quarter, the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
WASHINGTON – Jahana Hayes, a political newcomer vying for the 5th District congressional seat, has pulled in nearly $1.3 million in campaign donations since she announced her candidacy in May. Some of that money came from political action committees representing special interests and from those Hayes hopes to call colleagues after the Nov. 6 elections, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.