Fundraising Remix: The Zoom where it happens

POLITICO Illustration/Getty Images In-person events have long been the bedrock of political fundraising. So what happens when a global pandemic takes away in-person fundraisers? … They go to Zoom. Sure, there’s awkwardness and technical difficulties, but they are helping both campaigns raise record amounts of money. And even in a post-coronavirus world, this looks like … Leer más

DeSantis: Florida will need help making ends meet

DeSantis handed down $1 billion in vetoes before signing this year’s $92.3 billion state budget in June. That savings, along with signs of improvement in revenue from the state sales tax, could help bridge the budget gap from increased Medicaid costs. Since the pandemic started, DeSantis has been able to authorize spending without legislative interference … Leer más

Is Lindsey Graham Actually in Trouble in South Carolina?

Harrison could not have foreseen that things in his state would get even worse because of the coronavirus pandemic. In early July, the New York Times reported that, adjusted for population size, South Carolina had the third-worst outbreak in the world, with 2,300 confirmed new cases per million residents over the preceding week. Meanwhile, the … Leer más

Protests erupt after tainted election in Belarus

Tikhanovskaya was a surprise replacement for her husband Sergei, a popular blogger who was arrested when he tried to launch a presidential campaign. She held large rallies in Minsk and in provincial cities, riding a groundswell of popular discontent at Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994. The lopsided margin of victory is seen … Leer más

How ‘San Francisco Democrats’ Took Over the Country

Longtime California political players say Harris’ ascendancy, from San Francisco district attorney to California attorney general to U.S. senator to presidential contender, reflects her political acumen and a sense of where the electorate is leaning. That combination of people skills and instincts allowed her to accumulate power in the Bay Area without being forced into … Leer más

Zelensky calls on Ukrainians not to interfere in U.S. election

On Friday, Bill Evanina — director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center — released a statement on threats to the presidential election. He said the intelligence community has assessed that the governments of China and Iran want Trump to lose reelection, and that the Kremlin is working to help Trump win. The entire statement … Leer más