Dozens of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) staffers have been notified that they will be let go at the end of the year, as CGI winds down amid conflict-of-interest issues. This week marks the final CGI gathering. Some staff will remain to work with donors into 2017.
In August, the Trump campaign brought in around $41.8 million and spent $29.9 million. The campaign ended the month of August with $50.3 million in cash reserves. The Clinton campaign, on the other hand, raised about $60 million in August, spending $49.6 million. Her campaign started September with $68 million on hand.
Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has decided to give tens of million of dollars to GOP congressional candidates rather than Donald Trump. The set back for Donald Trump comes after months of his surrogates trying to solicit financial help from the Las Vegas mogul.
While it may not move many voters, the reports that former Republican President George H.W. Bush is planning to vote for Hillary Clinton in November is a hard hit for the GOP. The report came from a private Facebook post, but was reported by The Guardian and Politico. The Bushes had previously said that they would not endorse Donald Trump.
Apparently, one of Tim Kaine’s three children favored the candidacy of Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Sen. Kaine mentioned his kid’s preference at a rally at Iowa State University, where he was urging young voters to vote for Hillary Clinton. “Hey, we’re a big family on the Democratic side,” Kaine told the audience.
In one of the most closely watched Senate races this cycle, Republican Rob Portman of Ohio is pulling ahead of former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. Hoping to capitalize on his lead, Portman has released a Spanish-language TV ad, a rare occurrence for an Ohio Republican seeking office. The ad is titled “Mi Prioridad.”
Monday evening at Temple University, Hillary Clinton is slated to make her most targeted speech to court the millennial vote thus far in the general election. The address comes at a time when polls are severely closing, and the Democratic nominee’s lead with millennials is also tightening.
Speaking to Democratic donors in New York on Sunday, President Obama addressed the role that sexism is playing in the 2016 election. “This should not be a close election,” Obama told the group of donors. “We as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women. And it still troubles us in a lot of ways — unfairly,” Obama added. Monday, the President will attend another fundraiser for Senate Democrats.
Facebook and Google have signed on to take part in the three upcoming presidential debates, Computerworld reports. As a statement from the Commission on Presidential Debates explains: “Facebook and Google will be providing data to the moderators in the weeks leading up to the debates on what people are searching and saying about the election, the candidates, and the issues.”
Former President Bill Clinton joined Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show,” where he spoke about his wife’s run for the nation’s highest office. When speaking on Hillary Clinton’s support base, he took a shot at Trump: “Most of her strongest supporters have either worked for her or done business with him.”