For the last several cycles, the Democrats have run rings around the Republicans in any number of different ways.
From field organizing to pushing their legislative goals, the GOP has been the gang that couldn’t shoot straight for so long that many of us don’t even remember what winning looks like.
That all started to change with Donald J. Trump. While this has been under-reported (big surprise), the Republicans are making incredible gains that no one dared to hope for before Trump became the nominee.
And now he has shattered a long-standing record that nobody expected!
Politico has the scoop…
Donald Trump has unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP, and one that Republican Party elders have dreamed about finding for much of the last decade as they’ve watched a succession of Democrats — Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and, to a lesser extent, Hillary Clinton — develop formidable fundraising operations, $5, $10 and $20 at a time.
So just how big are the numbers?
All told, Trump is approaching, and has possibly already passed, $100 million from donors who have given less than $200, according to an analysis of available Federal Election Commission filings, the campaign’s public statements and people familiar with his fundraising operation. It is a threshold no previous Republican has ever achieved in a single campaign. And Trump has done so less than three months after signing his first email solicitation for donors on June 21 — a staggering speed to collect such a vast sum.
Everyday there is new evidence that the #nevertrumpers were wrong from the start…this is the icing on the cake!