Apr 8, 2019

Amy Klobuchar raises $5.2 million for 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar said Monday that her campaign has raised $5.2 million in the 7 weeks since launching her 2020 campaign.

Details: The Minnesota senator's campaign said she received $3 million last year, putting her end-of-quarter total at over $8 million with $7 million in cash on hand. Klobuchar didn't release her number of individual donors, but said the average online grassroots contribution was $40, with 85% of all donors giving less than $100. Klobuchar's Q1 total puts her in 5th place out of the 7 Democratic candidates who have released fundraising totals.

Worth noting: As the New York Times' Shane Goldmacher points out, Klobuchar's fundraising invitations show she is raising general election funds, which can't be used in the Democratic primary. It's unclear what proportion of the $5.2 million she'll actually be able to spend.

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U.S. cities crack down on protesters

Demonstrators gather at Lafayette Park across from the White House to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington, D.C. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Major U.S. cities have implemented curfews and called on National Guard to mobilize as thousands of demonstrators gather across the nation to continue protesting the death of George Floyd.

The state of play: Hundreds have already been arrested as tensions continue to rise between protesters and local governments. Protesters are setting police cars on fire as freeways remain blocked and windows are shattered, per the Washington Post. Law enforcement officials are using tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse crowds and send protesters home.

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George Floyd protests: What you need to know

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Clashes erupted between police and protesters in several major U.S. cities Saturday night as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black men spread across the U.S. Saturday.

The big picture: Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody is the latest reminder of the disparities between black and white communities in the U.S. and comes as African Americans grapple with higher death rates from the coronavirus and higher unemployment from trying to stem its spread.

Trump to invite Russia and other non-member G7 countries to summit

President Trump at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday. Photo: Saul Martinez/Getty Images

President Trump told reporters on Saturday evening he would postpone the G7 summit to September and expand the meeting to more nations that are not members of the Group of 7.

Details: Trump said he would invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to the summit, according to a pool report. "I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries," he said.