How being a presidential "front-runner" helps with fundraising

Feb 25, 2020
The research shows what you might expect: donor want to back a winner
The Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Presidential campaigns are dramatically crowding out TV ad space

Jan 31, 2020
More than 100,000 political ads have aired in Iowa so far, up 65% on 2016.
Six of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls at the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14, 2020.
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Some Democrats don't want corporate money. That's not stopping corporations.

Jan 16, 2020
Companies don't want to miss out on the 2020 race.
Six of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls at the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14, 2020.
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Democratic presidential candidates make their pitch to labor unions

Oct 4, 2019
Most of the leading Democratic presidential candidates will be in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday, trying to woo union members.
Democratic presidential candidates on stage at the second round of primary debates in July in Detroit.
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The economic issues Native American voters care about most

Aug 19, 2019
The first presidential forum on Native American issues happened this week.
Marie Jones, a member of the Navajo Nation, receives her monthly water delivery in the town of Thoreau on June 06, 2019 in Thoreau, New Mexico.
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Here's how it works if you're undocumented and need health care

Jul 9, 2019
If a person without authorization to be in the U.S. can afford it, they can purchase nongovernment-subsidized insurance. But few jobs pay enough.
Medical students give a check-up to a Jamaican migrant worker on a H2A visa at a Connecticut apple orchard and farm on October 11, 2017 in Middlefield, Connecticut.
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Would forgiving student loans benefit the neediest?

Jun 26, 2019
Progressive economists dispute who would benefit most from erasing higher-education debt.
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To demonstrate staying power, Democratic candidates need to win debates and donations

Jun 26, 2019
20 Democratic candidates take the debate stage in Miami as a critical quarter of fundraising comes to an end.
A sign advertises the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 election, which take place June 26 and 27 in Miami, Florida.
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What's driving presidential campaigns to hire more diverse staff?

Jun 7, 2019
More women and people of color are occupying top-tier Congressional campaign roles.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) talks with a member of her staff while meeting with leaders from historically black colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. in February.
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Presidential candidates, and would-bes, size up their war chests

Apr 15, 2019
New fundraising numbers are due today.
People wait to hear U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speak to supporters at Brooklyn College on March 02, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sanders, a staunch liberal and critic of President Donald Trump, is holding his first campaign rally of the 2020 campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in his home town of Brooklyn, New York.
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