In another bad news report for the left, President Trump thumps Democrats in their backyards.
According to Trending Politics, the president out-raised almost all Democrats in a Democrat-controlled enclave.
It appears as though the deep blue state of California is covered in red freckles.
This may come as surprise to the president, the national media and more than a few Californians, but there are plenty of Trump supporters in the “Resistance State,” too. And since the beginning of the year, they’ve been spending a lot of money to keep the president in the White House.
New campaign finance statistics show that President Donald Trump raised $3.2 million—more money from the California donor class than all of his Democratic challengers, but two.
Not only that, but the Trump campaign collected more from itemized small donors—those who gave in increments of less than $100 at a time—than anyone else in the field. The president bested even Democratic contender Bernie Sanders in the small-donor sweepstakes.
This news doesn’t bode well for Democrats.
When a man can pee in the punch bowl at your own party, that’s brazen.
Trump’s 2019 haul puts him ahead of the entire Democratic field, with two exceptions. Sen. Kamala Harris has raised over $7.5 million in her home state since January 1 and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has received over $4.8 million in California cash.
In several cities, President Trump is dominating democrats. Especially when you consider wealthy cities, such as Beverly Hills, Orange County and San Diego, President Trump is out-raising every single Democratic candidate combined.
The article continues:
Though the top Trump-giving zip codes are all clustered along the southern California coast—the wealthy enclaves of Beverly Hills, Orange County, and San Diego—the president outraised every other Democratic candidate combined in 619 zip codes across the state. That’s more than a third of all California zip codes with at least one itemized contribution.
The president has also been uniquely dependent on small donations of less than $100. They account for 93% of all itemized contributions from California. Further, they have provided his campaign with nearly half the money he has raised in individual contributions from the state this year.
And that might be a sign of strength.
Remember that these contributions are only reported by federal election regulations if they come from donors who have given at least $200 over the course of the year. Anyone who is giving less than $100, but still showing up in these published figures is, almost by definition, a regular contributor.
Giving $25 here and $50 there, this sizable network of disaffected California Republicans is providing a steady stream of small, but reliable cash infusions to the president’s reelection campaign. Many political experts also see small donors as a good proxy for voter enthusiasm.
And no surprise, the president seems to have raised the most money in the conservative swaths of the state. This includes the Central Valley, the suburban segments of southern California, the Inland Empire and the rural north.
In addition to Trump’s stellar performance, the over-crowded left field creates another challenge for Democrats. They can’t settle on one candidate. And more emerge every time we turn around.
Enter Tom Steyer
We’ve written about the big money defection from Democrats with people like Tom Steyer actually competing against Biden, et al. Understand that a billionaire Leftist entering the race as the 25th candidate doesn’t speak well for the Democratic party. Further, the fact that he will use his massive resources to fight the party (technically) can’t help the Democrats’ chances in 2020.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle,
Steyer is “one of the nation’s biggest political donors, spending more than $200 million on political organizing for Democrats and progressive causes. NextGen America has run voter registration drives aimed at young people in purple states across the country, while his Need to Impeach group has collected more than 8.2 million online signatures from people looking to oust Trump.”
And Steyer thinks he can mobilize a divided nation.
After announcing in January that he wouldn’t run for president, the hedge fund billionaire turned grassroots activist last week joined the crowded field for the Democratic nomination.
“I couldn’t sleep at night thinking we were going to blow this,” and let President Trump get re-elected, he told a standing-room-only audience of about 150 people Wednesday night at Manny’s, a coffee house and neighborhood gathering place in the Mission District.
But Steyer isn’t quite the winner he presents himself to be, considering he campaigned for Walter Mondale and John Kerry. Still, he’s willing to ante up millions to take Trump on.
Unfortunately for Steyer, he won’t get much of a return on that investment. The most he’ll manage is to split the Democrat vote.