Oct 1, 2019

Cory Booker's campaign says it raised $6 million in Q3

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Sen. Cory Booker's 2020 presidential campaign said Tuesday that it raised more than $6 million in 2019's third quarter.

Why it matters: Last week, Booker's campaign disclosed it needed to raise at least $1.7 million within the final 10 days of Q3 — or he would be forced to drop out of the primary contest.

  • Q3 ended up being the campaign's best fundraising quarter so far, Booker's campaign manager Addisu Demissie tweeted.

By the numbers: In 10 days, the campaign said it raised $2,159,165.34 from more than 46,000 donations.

What's next: The Booker campaign wants to raise $3 million for the month of October to help expand resources and climb ahead in the polls.

  • Booker's deputy campaign manager Jenna Lowenstein tweeted plans on Tuesday to open new field offices and welcome 40 new staff members in the weeks to come.

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The cracks in Trump’s GOP shield

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President Trump’s mockery of coronavirus masks, his false claims about the dangers of voting by mail and his insinuations that a cable TV nemesis was involved in a murder are testing more high-profile Republicans' willingness to look the other way.

The big picture: Republicans learned a long time ago how dangerous it is to alienate Trump’s base — which is why any hint of disagreement, even a whisper, is so remarkable when it happens.

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U.S. cities crack down on protesters

The scene near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration calling for justice for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Saturday. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP 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 law enforcement 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 country.

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.