Oct 22, 2020

If money talks, Americans are screaming this election cycle

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The Supreme Court confirmation process for Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been a huge motivator for donations to Democrats. Plus, how do political campaigns spend all of that money coming in? And, the end of streaming service Quibi.

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Republican push to confirm Supreme Court justice creates fundraising windfall for Democrats

Oct 22, 2020
For the first time in decades, one strategist says, the Supreme Court has been a bigger motivator for Democrats than for Republicans.
Between July and September, Democrats raised $1.5 billion through ActBlue, more than twice the amount Republicans raised through their fundraising site, WinRed.
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Money is still flooding into the campaigns. But how to spend it?

Oct 22, 2020
In the final run-up to Election Day, campaigns, parties and outside groups are rushing to spend unprecedented cash on hand.
Television screens air the first presidential debate at a sports bar on Sept. 29, in Washington, D.C.
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Quibi's shutdown shows just how hard it is to break into streaming right now

Oct 22, 2020
The money backing Quibi was there, but it was terrible timing to launch a mobile-first video streaming product.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director