In Defying the Odds, we discuss campaign finance and campaign technology. The 2019 update includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.
Joe Biden appears to have pulled a fast one on the Trump reelection campaign with his fundraising event Tuesday evening with former President Barack Obama.
The Trump team quickly took to mocking Biden after the vice president said he raised a "remarkable" $7.6 million in the virtual fundraiser, noting that the Republican cause hauled in $10 million over the weekend of President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"The fact that he touted this fundraising event so grandly, and then hid it from view, is just more proof that Joe Biden can’t withstand the scrutiny of the American people as he runs for president," Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020 communications director, said in a triumphant press release, referring to reports of limited press access.
But Biden's campaign later revised that figure, saying the fundraiser pulled in $11 million in total
The Biden campaign appears to have gamed the Trump campaign by releasing an early fundraising number for the Obama event today, getting the Trump campaign to claim Trump “eclipsed” Obama on recent fundraising, and then releasing a full and bigger number for Obama’s— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) June 24, 2020