‘Fundraging’: Trump presidency leads to flood of Democratic donations

Dozens of independent fundraising campaigns have sprung up, raising the ire of Republicans

04 November 2020 - 20:23 By Courtney Weaver in Washington and Brooke Fox in New York

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Laura Weisel, a retired Harvard University administrator, was so horrified she decided to fight back. Eventually, she and seven other Democratic volunteers in the Boston area picked their weapons of choice: their wallets.

Weisel and her compatriots at Force Multiplier, a grassroots fundraising group, reasoned there must be others like them: relatively well-off people living in Democratic states who “had some disposable income” and were willing to donate to political campaigns...

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