Bernie Sanders amazingly raised $26 million
The third quarter just closed as of September 30 and it appears that Bernie Sanders took in an amazing $26 million compared to Hillary Clinton’s $28 million.
Clinton worked aggressively for those dollars, holding 58 fundraising events in the last three months to help raise much of that sum. This week alone, Clinton crisscrossed the country to headline six donor events in California, North Carolina and New York, where attendees contributed between $1,000 and $2,700 apiece. Sanders has hosted just seven fundraising events since he entered the race at the end of April. In all, Sanders has raised about $41 million this year.
Only two Republican contender have released fundraising totals so far. Ben Carson raised $20 million during the third quarter, nearly double the amount he collected during the previous three months, and Rand Paul raised about $2.5 million, a drop from the nearly $7 million he collected during the April-to-June fundraising quarter. USA Today
Biden expected to to make decision next weekend
Confidants of Vice President Joe Biden expect him to make a decision next weekend, or shortly thereafter, on whether to launch an epic battle with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Several people who have visited Biden recently said he seems to be leaning “yes.” Most likely scenario for a decision is a family council next weekend. Under that scenario, Biden would begin calling friends with his decision next Monday, the day before the first Democratic debate on Oct. 13, which he had already decided to forgo. If the decision is a “go,” the announcement could be delayed as advisers begin assembling a campaign. Politico
Donald Trump is still leading the GOP side for White House race
The latest poll from the Pew Research Center shows Donald Trump is still leading the GOP side for 2016 Presidential race. Following is the latest national results from the Pew Research Center.
Since July to September Republican establishment and much of the media see Donald Trump atop 2016 GOP polling, and ask “can he sustain his advantage? to the end?” The Republican establishment figures who’ve been anxiously awaiting Trump’s seemingly inevitable collapse will have to wait a bit longer.
- Donald Trump: 25%
- Ben Carson: 16%
- Carly Fiorina: 8%
- Marco Rubio: 8%
- Ted Cruz: 6%
- Jeb Bush: 4%
- Mike Huckabee: 2%
- Rand Paul: 2% MSNBC
Donald Trump wants focus on mental illness problem, not gun control
Donald Trump says the country should focus on the “mental illness problem” in the wake of the mass shooting last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that left 10 people dead.
Citing violence in Chicago and Baltimore, Trump said “a lot of the places where you have the biggest problem is where they have the strongest laws,” but he demurred when pressed on national gun laws. Asked how he would address mental health as president, Trump suggested “better services, better doctors”. The billionaire New York real estate developer and entertainer also said he supported the local sheriff’s decision in Oregon to not say the shooter’s name, while criticizing the media for using it, which Trump said creates “copycats.” Politico