After a viral video showed Buttigieg telling an activist "no" when asked to reveal donors—and criticism from Elizabeth Warren—the South Bend Mayor announced he'll now be more transparent about big-money contributions.
The Nevada GOP yesterday urged Trump backers to donate $50 to the local party, telling them they would receive a "witch hunt" tote bag and T-shirt.
Donations to fundraising pages are being split between state Republican parties and the official Trump 2020 re-election campaign.
The push worked for some candidates, with Bernie Sanders raising more than $25 million in the third quarter.
"John Shott. First Energy, $2,000. Appalachian Power, $2,000. Steptoe & Johnson—that's a gas and oil law firm—$2,000. Consol Energy, $1,000. EQT, $1,000. And I could go on."
"I strongly suspect that the funds have just been wasted away. I mean, there was no reason in the world the Trump Inaugural Committee needed to raise $107 million," a government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen says.
America crossed the billion-dollar threshold in campaign spending for the 2016 presidential election.
RGA finance chair says will likely fall $300 million to $500 million short of $1.5 billion general election goal.
In a Wednesday email, the candidate accused the media of spreading "false" and "misleading" information.
The GOP front-runner opted out of the main debate and instead hosted a fundraiser.
The RNC has already broken their record heading into the nomination process.
An examination of the small donors behind the 2016 Republican presidential candidates