Marketplace: Republican push to confirm Supreme Court justice creates fundraising windfall for Democrats

I spoke to Samantha Fields of NPR‘s Marketplace about the role of the Supreme Court vacancy and confirmation process in turbocharging Democratic fundraising in the home stretch.

[A]ccording to the most recent Federal Election Commission filings, between July and September, Democrats raised $1.5 billion through ActBlue, more than twice the amount Republicans raised through their fundraising site, WinRed.

Liam Donovan, a Republican lobbyist, said Democrats have been really successful lately at turning news headlines that rile up their base into fundraising dollars.

“Anger is a powerful thing in terms of translating into dollars,” Donovan said. “And that’s not what Republicans have right now.”

Read or listen to the full segment here.

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WFTV: The Marathon is Now a Sprint

I spoke to Chris Heath of WFTV Orlando about the post-convention campaign picture, and what to watch for down the stretch.

“The real voting is going to be locked in very soon,” says former Republican aide Liam Donovan. “The top-line numbers for Joe Biden didn’t move, but they were good enough that it was diminishing returns anyway.”

Donovan notes that voters on both sides are now consolidating behind their candidates, leaving a limited number of low-turnout and undecided voters available.

“We’re sort of squinting and trying to see what might be on the horizon to bring this race back to where it is expected to be and right now it’s just not feeling that way,” says Donovan.

Watch the full segment here.

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