Washington. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has a war chest to finance his re-election campaign, his team said yesterday, announcing a collection higher than that of his Democratic rivals ahead of the elections in November, and despite the process impeachment against the president. Representatives of the Trump campaign said they have $ 102.7 million in cash. Meanwhile, the Democratic candidate Julián Castro, the only remaining Latino, left the pre-election contest by not getting enough supporters.
In the Democratic party, 14 applicants now compete for donations that allow the proselytizing machinery and advertising investment to be launched. While the Democrats raise money to compete against each other before the November 3 general election, Trump manages to accumulate funds until his opponent is decided, which could be known in July.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the president received a staggering $ 46 million, his best amount for the year in which he totaled $ 143 million, Trump's 2020 team said.RELATED
Democrats and the media have been in a frantic mock recall and the head of state's campaign only got bigger and stronger, said campaign manager Brad Parscale.
Trump was accused on December 18 of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats. He must still be tried by the Senate, where he is expected to be acquitted, since his Republican allies are a majority. The tycoon boasts of the avalanche of private contributions that, according to him, has been derived after the procedure: yesterday he retweeted a report from the New York Post that claimed that his team received $ 10 million only in the two days after the approval of the political judgment The president's war chest and the army of supporters make his retraction campaign an unstoppable monster, Parscale said.
No need to beg the rich
The independent senator Bernie Sanders, from left, and second in intention to vote behind favorite Joe Biden, announced yesterday, however, that in the last quarter he reaped 34.5 million dollars: the best result announced by a candidate for the Democratic primary in 2019.
The Sanders team also said it has passed the threshold of 5 million individual donations, a figure that its 2016 presidential campaign did not exceed until March 2017.
We are demonstrating that it is not necessary to beg the rich and powerful for campaign contributions, Sanders said.
Pete Buttigieg, a former military man, openly declared homosexual and unknown to the general public until a year ago, who received 24.7 million dollars in the last quarter and 76 million total in the year, also highlighted with good results.
Buttigieg, who until Wednesday was the mayor of the city of South Bend, Indiana, leads the polls in Iowa, the first state to vote for the Democratic primary on February 3.
Another Democrat who has surprised is Andrew Yang, an Asian-American businessman with no political experience, who raised $ 16.5 million in the fourth quarter, crowning an uptrend since early 2019.
But even so, Yang has so far failed to meet the polling and funding requirements demanded by the National Democratic Committee to participate in the next televised debate on January 14.
Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, are the only ones who have qualified for the moment. There is time until January 10, but contestants like Senator Cory Booker, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard or billionaire Michael Bloomberg are unlikely to enter.
Castro, who was Secretary of Housing for Barack Obama, failed to raise enough to stay in the race for the nomination that Senator Kamala Harris and former Congressman Beto O'Rourke, a charismatic Texan close to the community, also resigned Latin