2020 Daily Trail Markers: Campaigns get creative as fundraising deadline looms
It’s the last day of the first quarter, which means candidates are facing FEC fundraising deadlines while navigating the growing financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CBS News political unit associate producer Sarah Ewall-Wice says presidential and congressional hopefuls have taken different approaches to keeping the cash flowing. On Tuesday, the Biden campaign sent a text to supporters saying “your health and safety are our top priority. But, we are also keeping a close eye on fundraising to ensure we have the resources to take on Donald Trump this fall.” If people were in a position to give, they were asking for $10. The Biden campaign has already said it’s raised more than $30 million in March, the most they’ve raised in a month to date, but as social distancing has forced the campaigns into pursuing creative new ways to raise money, it remains to …continued .
[Source: CBS News]