Nov 1, 2019

Julian Castro clears fundraising goal to keep 2020 campaign alive

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Julian Castro's campaign said Friday it reached a self-imposed $800,000 fundraising goal that will keep his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination alive, NBC News reports.

Why it matters: "Castro did not have a stocked campaign chest to help boost his campaign when he launched," according to NBC News.

Castro said on Oct. 21 he needed to raise the money in 10 days or the campaign would "be silenced for good."

  • The former Obama administration official raised $3.5 million in Q3, which placed him behind 11 other candidates.

Of note: A similar gambit seemed to work for Cory Booker in September.

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Kamala Harris goes "all-in on Iowa," lays off New Hampshire staff

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) at the Eastern State Penitentiary on Oct. 28. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign is left with only a few staffers in New Hampshire after the majority of them were laid off, Jewish Insider first reported on Friday.

The big picture: Harris and other 2020 candidates facing cash crunches ultimately have two choices: Drop out or fire staff to reallocate money and keep their campaigns afloat.

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All the qualifiers for November's Democratic debate

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The November Democratic primary debates, hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, are scheduled to take place in Georgia on Nov. 20. Ten presidential candidates qualified to appear on stage, leaving former HUD Secretary Julián Castro as the notable exception.

How it works: Each candidate needed to hit 3% in at least four accepted polls to qualify, or 5% in two single-state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and/or Nevada. Candidate were also required to attract 165,000 unique donors and a minimum of 600 unique donors per state in at least 20 states.

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Trump to raise campaign cash on NATO trip to London

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When President Trump visits London next week for the NATO summit, he'll also use his brief time on the ground there to raise big bucks for his 2020 campaign, according to an invitation reviewed by Axios and conversations with people familiar with the event.

Details: The Dec. 3 fundraiser, which hasn't previously been reported, will be hosted by Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, co-chair Tommy Hicks Jr., national finance chair Todd Ricketts, and Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale, according to the invitation.

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